Town of Medfield
There are people in this Town who make Medfield the special place that it is. They are the kind of people who give of themselves, who strive to improve the life of the community, who go to meetings when they would rather stay home with their families, who listen patiently to residents concerned about the impact of a program or project on their children or their neighborhoods, who seek no recognition but prefer instead the satisfaction of accomplishing something of lasting value.
We celebrate one of these people today, Kathleen Brennan, who has dedicated her efforts on behalf of the residents of Medfield to insuring that Medfield’s Memorial Public Library provides an outstanding level of service to library patrons, to accommodating the changes that have taken place in the way that library services are delivered, to maintaining an exceptionally qualified and dedicated staff, and to insuring that the library has sufficient financial resources and public support to accomplish these tasks.
During her fourteen-year tenure as President of the Friends of the Library, Kathy has been involved in nearly every aspect of the Friends mission, from serving as membership chairman; raising over $20,000 annually to support library initiatives; supporting a wide variety of innovative programs ranging from creation of the Friends bookstore, provision of self-checkout stations, recognition of excellence in student writing through the Amy Fiske and creative writing awards; participating in the strategic planning process; and serving on library director search committees. She also spearheaded a book campaign that raised $45,675 for the library and personally donated 200 books from her family’s collection. Under her able guidance, the Friends targeted their efforts towards children and teen programs with over 7,500 attending the more than 500 programs offered by the library during the past year alone. She has indeed done much to secure the Memorial Public Library’s place as an outstanding public library.
For her selfless efforts, we the Medfield Board of Selectmen, at a duly constituted meeting of the Board held on December 1, 2015, voted, unanimously, to declare December 8, 2015 as
Kathleen Brennan Day
in the Town of Medfield and ask our fellow citizens to join with us in honoring her.
Voted at Medfield,
in the County of Norfolk, Massachusetts
on this first day of December 2015
Richard P. DeSorgher, Chairman
Mark L. Fisher, Clerk
Osler L. Peterson, Third Member
BOARD OF SELECTMEN