Barbara Clorite-Ventura, a volunteer at the Palermo Community Library, recently was recognized at the Library’s 16th annual meeting for her dedication in correcting the value of the Library’s collection by adding the price of items that had not been previously recorded.

In two years, Clorite-Ventura brought the collection value from $33,835 to $98,504, which is more reflective of reality. Sharon Nichols, chair of the Board of Trustees, said in a news release from the library “This is only the beginning of the process and it’s a great opportunity for more volunteers.”

Andrew Pottle was elected as a trustee to a three-year term. He was home schooled and is a local bluegrass musician with his band, Green Onions. He is employed as a Pharmaceutical Waste Specialist by Stericycle.

Also attending the meeting were Gary Nichols and Linda Lord, both former state librarians, and Jamie Ritter, the current state librarian. “This all-volunteer library wouldn’t exist without the support of the Maine State Library and its educational programming,” Sharon Nichols said, according to the release.

The “Two Old Cops,” John Ford and Mark Nickerson, told many stories that had the large group enjoying a day of laughter.


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