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A big ‘thank you’
SoVaNow.com / August 27, 2014
As the time for the dedication of the Burnett Library and Learning Center approaches, I would like to extend my appreciation to all those individuals who volunteered during the physical transformation of the library.
Closing on Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m., the work began. Early Monday morning, the volunteers showed up and a storage unit arrived outside the library. With the storage unit ready to accept all the furniture that could possibly be stored away, inside the library all the books, bookshelves, and furniture were shifted from one side of the library to the other while new carpeting was installed in stages throughout the entire building with everyone working the next two weeks around the contractor’s schedule. Some books were moved many times over during the move as space became available. At one point, shopping carts were borrowed (with permission!) from Dollar General Market for storage of books until the shelving could be reassembled! Once everything was in place, the volunteers continued to show up to help get the library ready to open to the public on Wednesday, July 16.
Thank you to: Dollar General Market, Barry Browell, Joanie Burnett, Heath and Tyler Call, Connie Cole, Joe Doyle, Ramona Field, Peter Garratt, Karol Goodwin, Joyce Johnson, Lauren Jones, Shirley Kosiba, Laurie Layton, Nancy Lipscomb, Sally Morgan, Harriet Nachmann, Leonard and Marsh Passmore, Lex Powell, Stephanie Presgraves, Rolene Ramsey, Sid and Susan Rodriguez, Harris Seaton, Dyan and Bill Willis, and Debra, Danielle and Mikayla Winn. And to the mysterious man who came by that first Monday to use the computers only to find us closed and spent the day helping with the move. If I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me, but know that your work was greatly appreciated!
To the staff of the Burnett Library and Learning Center, I cannot say how much I appreciate your dedication. I have always been so proud of each and every one of you and you proved why during this renovation. While I was out for surgery you continued to step up and take the reins during this process and once we reopened to the public. To Eileen Harris, Dorothy Holmes, Margaret Moss, Vickie Powell, Bernice Williams, and especially Connie Boyd who took charge while I was out on medical leave, THANK YOU!
And to Jackie Lilly, dreams do come true. Thank you for your never-ending encouragement.
Please consider attending the dedication of The Burnett Library and Learning Center on Friday, Aug 29 at 10 a.m.
Burnett Library and Learning Center