, Newburyport, MA

May 15, 2013

Reception set for retiring librarian


---- — WEST NEWBURY — A reception to publicly celebrate the 47-year career of Kay Gove, director of the GAR Memorial Library, is scheduled for Sunday, June 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Town Annex.

“Everyone is invited and we hope to welcome our patrons of all ages from West Newbury and surrounding communities,” said Alexandra Guralnick, chairman of the Board of Library Trustees.

Event organizers are planning to present Gove with a book of brief testimonials from patrons and some retirement gifts at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Special cards to fill out for the testimonial keepsake are available at the library. “These can be reminiscences, fun stories, memories, or just a greeting — anything appropriate,” said Guralnick. It also gives people who are unable to attend the celebration a chance to show their appreciation for the long-time library director, who retires in June, she added.

Donations toward the purchase of gifts for the honoree are also welcome. Checks in any amount made out to “The Friends of the West Newbury Library” can be dropped at the library.

And anyone willing to share photographs of Gove or of the old library — particularly of the inside space — can bring those items to the library, too.