On Tuesday afternoon, November 22, an unsuspecting Philippa O’Mahony arrived at the McLennan Library to a surprise celebration marking her 30 years representing the Town of McLennan on the Peace Library Systems Board of Directors.
Mayor of McLennan, Jason Doris gave a presentation thanking O’Mahony for her service to the community.
McLennan Librarian, Maureen Fisher presented O’Mahony with a certificate and flowers in appreciation of O”Mahony’s 30 years of representing the interests of McLennan Library on the Peace Library System Board.
Philippa O’Mahony is also Chair of the McLennan Library Board,
Jackie Hockey, Chair, of the Falher Regional Inter-municipal Library Board also sent her congratulations on behalf of the Board and Falher Library Staff.
Hockey expressed her appreciation for O’Mahony’s outstanding advocacy and support of public libraries:
“Every day, our two libraries (and region) enjoy the cumulative benefits of Philippa’s significant contributions as a member of the Peace Library System Board, working to provide world-class resources and library service support to the residents of McLennan, Donnelly, Falher, Girouxville and the M.D. of Smoky River.
“Philippa, thank you for your dedication, insight and efforts, we are truly blessed to have you committed to supporting our libraries and region. Congratulations on the amazing milestone and keep up the great work.”
Many friends and library patrons also came to McLennan Library to congratulate Philippa on her 30 year milestone and shared cake and wassal to mark the occasion.