Spotlight on Engagement

“It is time…to weed!”

The declaration was a familiar one to those DPC members who heard it. And it had not to do with a gardening group nor the Property Committee.

It was the periodical call from Marianne Gilmour to her fellow DPC library volunteers indicating that it was time to freshen up the selection of books.

It is this enthusiasm, among other qualities, that will be sincerely missed by the Library Committee now that Marianne has stepped away from her role after nearly 20 years serving the Ruth I. Hughes Memorial Library in Andrews Hall.

“It’s been a joy,” said Marianne, a 50-year member of the church. “It really is an excellent library and my hope is that there will always be funds to help secure new books for all ages.”

Her other hope is for new volunteers to join the team to help with the cataloging, shelving, and, of course, the weeding.

Library Committee Moderator Mary Lee Reiff said Marianne’s expertise – having earned a degree in Library Science from Drexel and worked at various libraries including Melina Cox Library in Doylestown and the Bucks County Free Library – has been invaluable. “In honor of her many years of service, the Committee is donating the books A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You, Charlotte’s Web, and Millions of Cats.  These are three of Marianne’s favorites, which she says have meaningful messages for both children and adults,” Mary Lee added.

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