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5 days ago, 11/20/2014 at 3:39pm

Library Board MembersLibrary Board Honors
Departing Members

At Tuesdays monthly Library Board meeting, Katie Corning and Karen Swanbeck were recognized for their years of service to the Library Board. Both had chosen to not run for re-election this year, ending long terms of service for both of them.

Karen Swanbeck has served for 8 years and Katie Corning for 12. Dr. Leroy Hommerding presented each of them a Certificate of Recognition and a bouquet of roses, one for each year of service to the Library Board.

"From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your many years of service and especially your leadership through our construction project,” said Hommerding.

Corning thanked him and added, "It was the support of this whole board. We had an adventure together. I have every confidence that this board will continue to make decisions on what is best for this community.”

Swanbeck added her thoughts, "Ive volunteered for a lot of things over the years but there is nothing that I have been as proud of as this building and what it will do for our community for a long, long time.”

Two new board members, Alison Throckmorton and Jack Green, will join the Library Board at their January 27, 2015 meeting. The board does not meet in December.

In other business, Hommerding informed the board that he is working with a new artist on the Generosity Island project to recognize Library donors and expects to be able to share some more information in January. He was also pleased to note that the library is now fully staffed with the addition of three new employees. Sharing data on library usage, showing steadily increasing patronage week over week, he indicated that he is pleased to welcome all of them to help serve library patrons.

Missy Layfield