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Library Corner

September 5, 2013

Community service important for library

As the new director of the Huntington Memorial Library, I am excited to explore the ways the library is a part of the community. I’ve been involved with libraries my entire life. 

Though I started my career in the sciences, I was always drawn to the library and was best known for my knowledge of the literature. As a new mother, I volunteered at my local public library and was asked to serve on the Board of Trustees. I served as the board president for eight of my 10 years of service. Immediately following the end of my term, I became the library director at the Newfield Public Library and held that position for about 5½ years.

I hope to continue the Huntington Library’s tradition of service to the community. I’ve been impressed with the wealth of good programs, activities and services that the library provides. The Friends play an active role that truly benefits the mission of the library. Our staff members work seamlessly to provide children and adult programs, research services in the New York State Room, a great selection of books in all formats and quality reference services. The Board of Trustees is a dedicated group that works hard to oversee the policies and funding of the library. I especially want to thank Marie for her personal dedication over the past 30 years. The library has been well cared for.

Please feel free to stop by the library. I would love to meet you to learn how the library can continue to meet the community needs.


The Summer Reading Program was a big success again this year thanks to our children’s coordinator, Debra Hansen. More than 148 children and teens read more than 4,335 books. This fun program at the library will help the participants maintain their reading level at school while enriching their lives with new books, authors and interesting information.

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