The Friends of the Bradford Memorial Library celebrated Emma Miller at a special luncheon on Friday afternoon.
Miller, who is a long-time member of the board and Friends of the Library, has contributed in countless events and fundraisers. She began participating in library events after she retired from a 38-year teaching career.
She first began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse near Gridley, Kan., before going on to earn eight hours of college credit during WWII.
After graduating in 1949, she was married and began teaching at Lincoln Elementary School. Her career continued at El Dorado Middle School teaching social studies and language arts before she began her retirement.
Following her retirement, she began volunteering at the newly remodeled Bradford Library. She began volunteering at the library because of her love of reading and learning.
“Reading is important,” said Miller. “People need to be inspired to read more.”
Miller, after entering the luncheon and being stunned with surprise, was joined by her friends, family and fellow volunteers to celebrate her long time service with a smile.