After a quarter century of service, Jackie Drew is retiring from her service with the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. A celebration in her honor was held at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center today.
Commented fellow Friend Henry Lesser: “I view Jackie as a unique volunteer with the Friends in terms of the length of her service, along with the variety of activities she’s organized or had a major hand in. These include the live auction of collectible books that used to be the highlight of the annual book fairs and the Library’s mystery book group (pictured with Jackie, right). She’s been a mainstay of our organization, and to many she’s been our ‘face’ in the community, so her departure is the end of an era.”
We first met Jackie when we did a story on the Library’s moles, the people who actively sort and price books, run the bookstore, and organize mini sales and the annual Book Fair.
Speaking with her briefly today, we learned that she’s stepping away only from her Menlo Park Library duties. “I’m moving back to Montana, where I’m from and where I have family,” she told us. “I’m planning on volunteering at a library in Billings.”
Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016