Dale: Outdoor StoryWalk® Dedicated to former director, Karen Moran
On Monday, April 23, 2018, Lincoln Heritage Public Library dedicated an outdoor story walk with a ribbon-cutting in memory of former library director, Karen Moran, who passed away in 2017. Karen served as the library director from 1997-to 2008. The inaugural story was Karen's favorite book "Heidi".
While she was director Karen accomplished many wonderful things such as supporter of the Library’s Friends group, starting the Undergrounds monthly music, growing the Summer Reading program, and working hard to make the library an inviting place for the Hispanic community. She also had a strong passion for community outreach, a love for the outdoors, and a soft spot for children's books. We feel this story walk would greatly reflect all of Karen’s passions and accomplishments not only as a library director but as a woman who simply loved the library and all it had to offer.
The community has also been greatly involved in this project and it could not have been accomplished without their help.
Thanks go to the Heritage Hills Construction Class, the Dale Kiwanis Club, the Friends of Lincoln State Park, the Heritage Hills FFA Group, the Dale Friends of Lincoln Heritage Public Library, and the library board. All groups who helped with the story walk were invited to the ribbon-cutting along with former and present library board members, as well as, Karen's friends & family.