FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  After relocating to Fort St. John with her partner, Alisa Lurie, the new children’s services and program coordinator with the Fort St. John Public Library, says she already feels welcomed by the community.

Lurie previously worked as an outreach librarian with the Toronto Public Library and travelled back and forth to Fort St. John to visit her partner, who works at the Site C dam project.

“In my visits to Fort St. John, we both just really loved exploring this area. We love Northern B.C. So I made the decision to relocate here,” Lurie said.

“I’m really happy because we’re just loving it here. I feel really welcomed by the community, and we have a fantastic public library here as well.”

Lurie says she’s looking forward to getting started.

“My predecessor, Morgan, just had the most amazing spectacular kids programming here in Fort St. John. I’m really hoping to recreate some of that magic.”

Lurie added that the library is still operating on a “take-home basis” for the spring break program but hopes to welcome everyone back by the summer.