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Tilly’s reading magic

Kurt Hildebrand

Tilly the Witch will be hanging up her broom on Tuesday when lead children’s library technician Carol Nageotte will retire after 23 years working for the Minden Branch of the Douglas County Public Library.

Carol came to work as the children’s librarian May 21, 1990. During the last 23 years, she also portrayed Johnny Appleseed, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, a scarecrow, the Easter Bunny and what we hear is her favorite character Amelia Bedelia.

The 65-year-old Minnesota native received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in parks and recreation.

She moved to Idaho, where she got her first job in libraries in 1976 in Kendrick. She went on to be an elementary school librarian, and then moved on to Moscow, Idaho, where she worked in the public library.

She moved to Nevada in 1988 and worked for the Carson City Library for a year and a half before getting the job in Douglas County.

It would not be an exaggeration to claim she’s read stories to thousands of children over the past 23 years.

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Marie Lekumberry is looking for members of the Douglas High Class of 1978 for their 35th reunion on June 21.

Any members of the class who would like to participate can contact Rhonda (Robison) Kudrna at cvrhonda@hotmail.com or at (775) 691-1846.

Any other Douglas High classes planning a reunion should feel free to drop us a line at editor@recordcourier.com or my e-mail below.

We’ll be happy to apply a little ink where any’s needed.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at khildebrand@recordcourier.com or 782-5121, ext. 215.