Lake County Public Library is sad to announce that Holly Henning, head of local history at the library, is leaving her position on Friday, Oct. 1. Holly has been instrumental in the development and maintenance of the library’s Colorado Mountain History Collection — both print and digital. She has recently led the efforts to migrate our digital collections to an upgraded platform, which will make it more accessible to researchers. Holly and her assistant, Aj Brokaw, have worked diligently over the last year to create research guides and provide programming online and outside so that researchers could continue to engage with our collections while COVID-19 restrictions were in place.

Holly has also established relationships throughout the world by assisting people who are interested in Leadville history and genealogy research and helping those who wish to find their ancestors in the cemetery.

This year, Holly celebrated her 10-year anniversary working for the library. Her contributions to the library in that time are immeasurable, and while we will miss her terribly, we are also excited for her to embark on her journey to Mesquite, Nevada.

There will be an open house in the library to wish her a fond farewell on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 5-6:30 p.m.

We’ll miss you, Holly.

Brena Smith

Lake County Public Library

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