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Nancy Antram retires from Ross Library

PHOTO PROVIDED Nancy Antram poses for a picture with her gifts from the Ross Library Board of Trustees and the library staff.

LOCK HAVEN — If you have had young children over the last 21 years, you may know Nancy Antram, the Youth Services Coordinator at Annie Halenbake Ross Library.

She has assisted and instructed a generation of children throughout the county, not just at Ross Library, but in the community through her outreach. She’s also been on boards and participated in the community in a variety of other ways, each one an expression of her love and support for Clinton County.

Ms. Antram, or Ms. Nancy, as she is known to the children, will be retiring from Ross Library, after two decades of service.

Since October 2000, Nancy has enjoyed her many responsibilities as the Youth Services Coordinator, particularly ordering new books, conversations with patrons, community outreach and preparing story-times.

She looked forward each year to the summer reading program and is especially proud of the summer theater camp, which gave the children a chance to shine, Ms. Antram will always cherish the friendships she formed with the staff and patrons of Ross Library. She said of her time at Ross Library, “working with the children and families has brought so much joy into my life. I would like to thank you one and all.”

Ms. Antram will be missed by the patrons whose lives she has touched and by the staff at the library. Executive Director Tammy Garrison said, “Nancy hasn’t just supported and instructed our child patrons. She has inspired them and given them the tools to be in charge of their own learning. Her role in our community has been vital.”

Last Wednesday, the staff held a small party for Ms. Antram to recognize her service since 2000 to the library. She was presented with several gifts from both the Ross Library Board of Trustees and the library staff, including a stained glass window hanger and a gift basket from It Is What It Is. She was also presented with a plaque that is to be placed in the children’s department, naming the picture book collection after her. Ms. Antram was in charge of that collection during her tenure at the library. She loves the collection and worked hard to make it vibrant and relevant.

Her time at the library has impacted many lives in the community, including the Ross staff. The staff of Ross Library would like to wish Ms. Antram well in her retirement and they hope that it will be filled many good things.

For those who would like to send well-wishes to Nancy Antram, or who wish to make a donation that would be used to purchase children’s books in her honor, both can be sent to Ross Library 232 W. Main St. Lock Haven Pa. 17745.

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