As I finish up my time as the library director for the Public Library in Pemberton, I have been given much opportunity to reflect on the many fond memories that will come with me.
The years of engaging with this community have provided me with many new friends, wonderful experiences and amazing growth opportunities, both personally and professionally. I will miss the random chats, intellectual banter about books and life, the staff — current and past — which are very much a part of my family, the volunteers and this community of library users.
It has been my privilege and honour to work with you, beside you and for you. Thank you to everyone for the past few weeks of kind words, both spoken and written, and your support and encouragement as I move onto my next chapter and adventure. I truly appreciate it, and I’ll see you around town.
Shannon Didier Ellis