For the past seven years, I’ve had the privilege to work with a Staff, Board and Friends Group who genuinely believe in the Patchogue-Medford Library. They are consistently tasked to do more with less-and they do so with spirit and creativity. Every day they challenge me and each other to find fresh ways to empower, educate and entertain our community. I’m grateful for all that they’ve taught me.
At the end of the year, I’ll be stepping down as Library Director. Having the chance to live and work in Patchogue-Medford exposed me to a uniquely dynamic and interconnected community that I will sincerely miss. Thank you for making my time here so special.
In January we welcome Danielle Paisley as our new Director. Danielle has made an indelible mark over the past 18 years here with her enormous warmth and compassion. Her devotion sets a standard the rest of us aim for, and under her leadership, the library will undoubtedly flourish.