Sharon Nichols, a member of the Palermo Community Library Board of Trustees, receives orchid as a thank you gift for her dedication and service as a board member and chair since 2014. Pam Swift photo

The Palermo Community Library Board of Trustees has expressed its appreciation for the time and effort Sharon Nichols has dedicated to the library as a board member and chair since 2014.

As a result of her considerable efforts, she leaves an indelible mark on the library, both in function and form.

Functionally, she elevated the library’s standards to ensure it has been consistently designated as a certified public library by making sure it was in compliance with all regulations. And with her vision and grant-writing skills, her imprint on the physical form of the library will be enduring, from paving the parking lot and drilling a well, to getting new computers and a 3-D printer, according to the release. She also helped secure funding to install air conditioning and an automatic generator, which resulted in the community service of providing a warming, cooling and charging center for Palermo.