Originally Published: April 25, 2012 9:40 a.m.
Library Appreciation Day this past Saturday in Cordes Lakes took place in combination with a memorial presentation remembering longtime library supporter Sharon Moore.
Moore worked with librarians and assisted with various library moves from 2001 until she passed away. She kept the library running during the time when one librarian left and the next was hired.
If someone had a problem, or wanted a special book, Sharon was there to help. So it seemed a fitting time for the patrons of the library to appreciate what she had done for the library.
Moore's family was there with plans to build a sitting area on the south side of the library. A lot of thought went into the design so everyone who wants to help can assist with the building, no special talent required.
A donation jar at the library will help defray the cost of materials for the sitting area, so those who would like to help may stop in and drop their change into the jar. The building is slated to begin on June 9.
Librarian Cindy Simmons started Saturday's event with a welcome and introduced Ann Ables, who added a few words about the previous libraries.
Karon Trovillion spoke and then assisted Cindy in unveiling the plaque honoring Moore.
Randy Hamilton, Moore's brother, held up a plot plan so everyone would know about the planned sitting area.
Moore's daughter, Melissa Gray, and her husband, Chuck, were in attendance, along with Moore's husband, Bill, and her sister and spouse, Sandy and Richard Ferguson.
Visitors enjoyed refreshments of carrot cake, fruit and punch, and with the bustling library crowd, there wasn't much left. Stop by the library and pick up a flyer for more information about the proposed sitting area.