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Hall of Honor

Roberta A. Lawrey

Class of 1949
Hall of Honor 1991

Roberta A. Lawrey is no stranger to Grand Island. After a very successful academic record through the Grand Island Schools, she completed her undergraduate degree at Hastings College, and her graduate degree in Library Science from Denver University. She returned to the Grand Island Public Library in 1956 and became its director in 1959.

Roberta has served her community by seeing it through an extensive building program resulting in the construction of the beautiful Edith Abbott Memorial Library in 1974. She served as the director until her retirement in 1991.

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