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May 8, 2013

After 47 years, librarian says goodbye to job she loves

GAR Memorial Library won't be the same without Gove, residents say

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“They aren’t getting paid for that,” he notes. “It’s so New England, that kind of dedication — a little slice of Americana.”

“I can’t help feeling a historical era has passed with Kay Gove’s retirement,” agrees West Newbury author Elizabeth Atkinson. “While the future of libraries is hard to predict, they will always be defined by professionals like Kay, who devoted their lives to free and public access to information, to the exchange of ideas, to lifelong learning and to the sacredness of stories.”

When asked what’s the next chapter for her, Gove responds, “I wish I knew. I’ve loved the job— maybe I can still come down and volunteer.”

A reception to honor Gove’s service is planned for June 16 in the Town Annex.

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