J1802

Honoring Cheryl Gravelle on her retirement as the Librarian of the Williamson Free Public Library of Williamson, New York

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  • 10 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1802


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION Honoring Cheryl Gravelle upon the occasion of her
retirement as the Librarian of the Williamson Free Public Library of
Williamson, New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities of New York State are
reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of certain exemplary
institutions and individuals whose purpose is dedicated to serving the
community and the needs of its citizens; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor and
commend Cheryl Gravelle upon the occasion of her retirement as the
Librarian of the Williamson Free Public Library of Williamson, New York
after 39 years of dedicated and distinguished service to the citizens
and institutions of Williamson and surrounding Wayne County communities;
and
WHEREAS, Cheryl Gravelle served as the Library's Librarian for 39
years; her mother, Ethel Roche, instilled a love of reading in Cheryl at
a very young age and suggested she might like to become a librarian; and
WHEREAS, The family is from Brighton, Monroe County, but moved to
Williamson when Cheryl was eight; she graduated from Williamson High
School and attended SUNY Oswego, graduating with a degree in education;
and
WHEREAS, Cheryl Gravelle worked as a substitute teacher for a while
but, when she was offered a job at the Williamson Library in 1974 by
then Director Lorriane Miller, Cheryl welcomed the opportunity and
accepted; and
WHEREAS, She started as a Clerk and became Children's Specialist in
1989; in 1999 she was made Library Manager; and, in that role, she
helped facilitate the planning and construction of Williamson's present
library; and
WHEREAS, Cheryl Gravelle also worked to improve the library's technol-
ogy and automated its checkout system; she also saw the library transi-
tion from the Wayne County Library System to the Wayne-Ontario System to
the Pioneer Library System, which includes the 42 libraries of Wayne,
Livingston, Ontario and Wyoming counties; and
WHEREAS, 70,000 people come into the Williamson library each year; 70
percent of the residents of Williamson have a library card and, accord-
ing to Hennen's American Public Library Ratings, Williamson has been one
of the Top 10 libraries in the nation for the past five years; and
WHEREAS, Under Cheryl Gravelle's leadership the library has introduced
pre-school programs, a knitter's group, and the adult Book Ends book
review club; and
WHEREAS, Cheryl Gravelle rendered faithful, conscientious and valuable
service to Williamson Free Public Library and those it serves for 39
years; she has served with loyalty, honor and distinction and has justly
earned the admiration, esteem and affection of her colleagues and commu-
nity; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Cheryl Gravelle upon the occasion of her retirement as the
esteemed Librarian of the Williamson Free Public Library of Williamson,
New York after 39 years of dedicated and distinguished service; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Cheryl Gravelle.

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