Library Board Member Albert Grobmyer Welcomed Opportunity to Serve
In my youth, growing up in Memphis, I welcomed any opportunity to ride the Poplar Avenue Bus to the Cossitt Library downtown. There I could roam the stacks and learned the enjoyment of exploring the world through books. I remember the fascination of reading about the exploits of archeologists in my school library and my fascination with their activities. These experiences translated into an early respect for and love of libraries which continued into and throughout my adult and professional life. Why do I love the Library? Perhaps it is best described in the book written by his caretaker, librarian Vicki Myron: Dewey, the Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, There you find "A great library provides. It is enmeshed in the life of a community in a way that makes it indispensable.”
Why I Spend My Valuable Time To Support the Library's Work
Community learning, enjoyment and information exchange are centerpieces of activity at our Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library. Deanna Britton, our Library Director and her staff of professionals have created for our citizens an environment that reflects their enthusiasm and innovation in support of these goals. When I moved to Collierville over six years ago, I learned of our outstanding library and welcomed the opportunity to support such a respected community asset. I also welcomed the opportunity for Library Board service and have enjoyed working with others committed to serving our town. The opportunity to participate in community enrichment, I view as a privilege.