In whatever capacity we know each other, be it library patron, storytime attendee, avid reader, donor, community room user, library volunteer, or simply a familiar face about town, I want to thank you. All of the individual interactions I have had with you have added up to a deeply gratifying nine years at Carpenter-Carse Library. It has been an honor to serve as the Library Director for the past two.
Along with you, I love this library and our community. Together we have successfully envisioned and sustained a vibrant community space where we can learn, create, read and recreate. We agree that it’s important for children to have access to high-quality early literacy programming and materials. We’re passionate about libraries acting as a leveling ground and ensuring that everyone has a chance to apply for jobs online, can access the educational resources they need, and stay in touch with their families. We want to have fun and read the newest bestseller, participate in a library program, check out a pass to a state park, or borrow a bike for the weekend. It has been a joy to do this good work and I will miss it very much.
At the end of June, I’ll be leaving the library for a new post as Development Coordinator at the Intervale Center in Burlington. I am enthusiastic to support the Intervale’s important work of building sustainable food systems, and to bring the organizational and community-building skills I have honed in my time at the library to another passion of mine.
Luckily I get to keep my library card! I will of course continue to be an advocate for Carpenter-Carse and libraries in general, and I look forward to seeing you at library events in the future and around Hinesburg. I hope you’ll stay in touch!
All my best,
PS. The library trustees are working hard to find a new director for CCL. You can find out more information about the position by emailing email@example.com