Longtime library director resigns

by Christian Mower on March 27, 2014

Friends and supporters of the Effingham Library are thinking of longtime library director Marilyn Swan, who has resigned for health reasons.

Marilyn stepped down last week after nearly 10 years as director and library patron Henry Spencer praises her in the Conway Daily Sun’s Effingham Town Column, writing that since Marilyn has been director, the library has “grown into the single most important gathering place in town,” becoming “a haven for some, a service for others, an indicator of the strength of our community, provides rooms for groups to meet and insures that the most significant building in Effingham remains a vibrant, functioning building.”

Henry’s wife Maureen Spencer chairs the library’s board of trustees and says Marilyn has been a wonderful addition to the library who has grown and flowered in her position as director. Maureen says Marilyn helped the library expand from being one room with just books and computers.

Marilyn has also been a longtime supporter of the “One Book One Valley” project.

Maureen says she expects the library will hold some sort of event recognizing Marilyn’s service.

She says Marilyn is not able to take phone calls right now but letters to her are welcomed and can be mailed to Marilyn Swan, 609 Chinook Trail, Tamworth, NH 03886.

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