Library Welcomes New Outreach Specialist

As outreach specialist, Deborah Perry, looks to retire at the end of August, the Anderson Public Library would like to welcome Terri Bertram to continue bringing books to those who can’t physically visit the library.

After 27 years of service at the library, Deborah announced her plans for retirement in July.  As the outreach specialist, Deborah travelled across the county, driving thousands of miles in her career to deliver books in both the current outreach vehicle as well as the now retired bookmobile.

The library’s outreach service helps bring library materials to those who aren’t able to visit the library.  Many who use the service include those with an illness or are shut-ins.

With her coming retirement, Deborah will soon be passing on the keys of the library’s outreach vehicle to Terri as the new outreach specialist.  In response to accepting the outreach position at the library, Terri said that she wanted to help the community.

“I wanted to do something to make an impact on the community,” she said.  “I saw this job opening, and I immediately applied for it.  I thought it was perfect to be able to visit people who can’t get to the library and take them resources and books.”

Towards the end of the month, Terri will begin delivering books on her own.  In addition, the library as well as the friends of the library will host a special reception for Deborah’s retirement on Sunday, August 25th, at 2pm at the library. All are welcome to attend.

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