Marjorie Carr, librarian of the Enfield, NH, Public Library, has announced her retirement effective October 2. Mrs. Carr’s work with the library began in 1967 when she assisted in selecting books from the state’s Bookmobile for the library. She was appointed assistant librarian in 1970 and librarian in 1976.
In her retirement letter to the library’s trustees, Mrs. Carr stated that “My tenure at the Library has been a rewarding and memorable experience and I will miss the activity and people who have been helped over several generations of patrons.” During her years at the library, she directed an expansion and renovation of the facility, introduced computers, and converted the catalog from cards to a web-based program. “More important, Mrs. Carr made the library a focus of the community, reading to thousands of children and helping adults in so many ways,”
noted Phil Cronenwett, a library trustee.
“Fortunately for Enfield,” said Steve Schneider, Enfield Town Manager, “Marjorie will remain as Town Historian and we will still have access to her vast storehouse of knowledge of Enfield history.”
In 2013, the library had 2844 active cardholders, more than 36,000 total volumes, circulated 34,247 items including e-books, and held 134 story times for children.
A reception to acknowledge and celebrate Marjorie Carr’s signal contributions to the community will be held on October 23rd.