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Joan Airoldi lived a life between the pages

Former library director took on the FBI, and won

Former Whatcom County Library System director Joan Airoldi.
Former Whatcom County Library System director Joan Airoldi died Dec. 3 at the age of 76. Airoldi was known for standing up to the FBI in 2004, when they requested information about a Deming Library patron's reading material, but is remembered for her kind nature, collaborative spirit and generosity. (Photo courtesy of the Airoldi family)
By Amy Kepferle Staff Reporter
In 2004, when Joan Airoldi was the director of the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS), she took on
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