mary slamin, unsung hero & retiring children's librarian

Mary Slamin, one of the most popular and well known employees in the town of Greenburgh is retiring in January. Mary has been an exceptional children's librarian and a terrific ambassador for the town. Over the years many residents  told me that one of the major reasons why they love living in the town is because of Mary --she has a terrific personality, brings out the best in people, motivates children to want to read and learn.  She's just a terrific public servant - a role model for every librarian and government employee.. The following article about Mary appeared in todays issue of Greenburgh.dailyvoice.com. 
Mary will be missed --she was a great ambassador for the town.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Greenburgh Public Library's Mary Slamin is retiring in January following more than 32 years of service. 

Slamin, the head of the Greenburgh Public Library's Children's Department, is set to retire on Jan. 10, 2014. To honor Slamin's service, the Greenburgh Public Library is hosting an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. The open house is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenburgh Public Library.

Beth and Scott Bierko will perform a concert for children of all ages and Slamin will receive an honor before and after the show.  

"She had told stories to generations of Greenburgh's children," library representatives said. "Mary has planned many summer reading spectaculars over the years. Her creativity, passion, and enthusiasm for children's literature and libraries is inspiring." 

Maureen Petry December 27, 2013 at 04:41 PM
All the best, Mary. You are an inspiration to many Children's Librarians including me during my many years in the North Castle Children's Room. Thanks for your dedication and passion for your work.


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