|Mericle to retire after 47 years with library|
|Monday, December 31, 2012 11:43 AM|
“I started as a page; I was in high school at the time,” she said. “I put books away and then started waiting on people at the counter and then I did just about any job that needed done around here. I’ve done the over-dues; all the processing. For a while, I did end-processing, which is where we put the covers on and the stamps. I really loved doing that. For a very short time, I was the children’s librarian and I found out that wasn’t what I wanted. I didn’t always have a specific title but I’ve done just about everything.”
Mericle became director 27 years ago and has held the post ever since. She made the decision to retire because it felt like the right time.
After nearly 50 years at the library, Mericle has understandably grown attached to her co-workers and the people she’s met over the decades.
“I really loved my years working here at the library,” she continued. “I know that Kelly Rist, the new director, will do a good job.”