Branch came into being 40 years ago today
WILLIAMSBURG — Visitors to the Williamsburg Branch of the SDG Library were in a celebratory mood this past Saturday, April 6, as they commemorated two milestones: the 40th anniversary of the branch and 40 years of dedicated service from library employee Beverley Richmire.
Well wishers from all over dropped by the branch to celebrate, enjoy a piece of cake, and share a story or two. The branch was buzzing from the time it opened until the time it closed.
While the overall mood was joyous, there was a bittersweet undertone, as the celebration also marked Richmire’s upcoming retirement.
“Beverley has been with the branch from the start, when it opened in 1979 and before it was part of the SDG Library system” said Cheryl Servais, District Supervisor for SDG Library, of the long-time employee. “Although we are happy for Beverley to retire and enjoy her post library career, those who have met and worked with her will understand the hole her departure will leave for both patrons and colleagues.”
The Williamsburg Branch became the 19th branch of the Seaway Valley Library System (as it was known at that time) on April 8, 1979.