After three years of excellent service as Cannon County’s Library Director, Stephanie Fuson has accepted other employment and resigned from the library. She will continue as Director through July, then work a few hours each week to administer the library until a new director begins work.
Library patrons are invited to come say good-bye to Mrs. Fuson from 4:00-6:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 23, when the Public Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library will host a farewell event.
“Stephanie has been a very popular director, and there are many children, teens, and adults who will want to come wish her well. The Board of Trustees is sorry to see her go,” said Angie Ott, Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Director Fuson accomplished a great deal during her tenure. Library circulation tripled, and over 150 people now come through the doors of the Adams Memorial Library almost every day. There are now regular programs for adults, teens, and children, with a large, enthusiastic and devoted group of preschoolers and parents delighted with the weekly preschool story times. The Auburntown Branch Library has also grown and improved significantly under Mrs. Fuson’s leadership, and Auburntown residents enjoy having the library services available. The summer reading programs, started when Mrs. Fuson came to Woodbury, have been extremely popular and have provided encouragement and entertainment for hundreds of area children.
“While we expect to hire a new director shortly and will continue providing library services as usual, we will miss Stephanie’s friendly, professional attitude and her dedication to Cannon County. The new director will benefit from following her and coming into a library that has been run so well,” said Bill Bryson, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees.