Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Pauls Valley Daily Democrat - Manning the bookshelves

Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Daily Democrat - Manning the bookshelves | PV librarian honored after 25 years service:
The Nora Sparks Warren Memorial Library in Pauls Valley has been open to the public for the last 24 years and director Julia Embree has been working there since day one.

But as Embree explained it, her tenure as a local librarian extends even farther back in the city’s history.

“In the summer of 1981 I started working as part-time in the old Pauls Valley Library that was located at 215 North Walnut — where the police station is now,” Embree recalled.

“Then Mr. O.F. ‘Bill’ Warren built us the new Nora Sparks Warren Memorial Library in honor of his wife and we moved into it in May of 1983.

“Adrienne Grimmett retired in 1992 as library director and at that time I assumed her position and responsibilities. I have completed the Oklahoma Certification for Public Librarians and am currently certified as a Level III Administrator.”

In recognition of her many years of service to the Pauls Valley community, Embree was recently honored with a very special award which was presented by both the state and the city.

“Earlier this month I was awarded an ‘Honor Roll of Service’ certificate and matching lapel pin from the Oklahoma Municipal League, ‘in recognition of a quarter century of service’ to the city of Pauls Valley,” Embree said....

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