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Lunenburg Library Director Closing a Chapter

January 8, 2019

By Stephen Landry

slandry@sentinel andenterprise.com

LUNENBURG -- The town’s library director is calling it a career.

Martha Moore said she has advised her staff she will be resigning the position she’s held for the past six years effective March 30.

Moore said she decided to retire for a very simple reason: “Basically, I’m old and tired and it’s time to have a life before I croak,” she said with a laugh.

She said she had been contemplating the decision for the past several months.

She said she plans to take it easy after stepping down from the job.

“I’ll be sleeping, resting, and seeing friends I haven’t seen for a long time,” she said.

Moore said she was proud of the improvements at the library during her tenure, including seeing the facility become more of a community center than it had been in the past.

“When I interviewed for the job and took the job, the one thing everyone wanted to see the library become a real community hub,” Moore said.

She said she had heard from more than one patron that they were grateful for how much space the library provided for residents to meet up with each other.

Moore said she had tried to focus on expanded community outreach during her six years at the library.

“Librarians help people,” Moore said. “We help people with information even if it’s only by handing someone a few brochures for some community organizations that might be helpful.”

Another improvement Moore cited during her tenure was the increased number of programs the library made available to the public.

“There were very few programs here for adults and children (when I started), and now there are constant programs going on,” Moore said.

Moore’s resignation was expected to be accepted at Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting.

A notice seeking a new library director was expected to be posted by the end of the week.

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