For 30 years, Cape Ann resident Heather Falk labored and volunteered at Sawyer Free Library.
Her influence on Gloucester was not outlined by the variety of years she labored, however by how she selected to spend every day in these three many years
“Heather simply cherished her job on the Sawyer Free Library,” mentioned Gloucester resident Gerri Kippen, Falk’s aunt. “She cherished the patrons, the employees, and coming to work on daily basis.”
Falk was recognized for her irresistible enthusiasm and time spent entertaining kids within the library’s Youngsters’s Room. For a few years, she would host story time in that house.
Falk handed away on Feb. 7 after a quick sickness.
In her honor and reminiscence, the Buddies of Sawyer Free Library — a group of library customers whose fundraising actions assist library programming and providers — have bought an AWE early literacy laptop for Sawyer Free’s Youngsters’s Room in her title.
“Heather was a heat, type, and inspiring one that deeply loved making the lives of those that a lot bigger by means of her work on the Library,” mentioned Rebecca Aliberte, president of the Buddies of the Sawyer Free Library. “This superior studying station will assist to proceed Heather’s legacy by selling early childhood literacy and put together Gloucester’s youngest college students for achievement at school and past.”
The brand new laptop station is designed for youngsters ages 2 to eight with greater than 70 academic software program video games and actions, together with bilingual video games.
“Heather can be very honored by this reward of the Buddies in her title,” mentioned Christy Rosso, the youngsters’s librarian at Sawyer Free. “She was type and pleasant to everybody, touching all of us together with her light spirit.”
Because the native library at 2 Dale St.is now open for choose onsite providers, the brand new AWE station is offered to be used when visiting the Youngsters’s Room. Working hours are Monday by means of Saturday from 10 a.m. to five p.m., aside from Thursday when it’s open from midday to 7 p.m.
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