On National Library Workers Day, the Tolland Public Library Foundation served lunch to the Tolland Public Library staff to thank them for their exemplary service.
At right are Linda Byam, president of the Foundation’s board of directors, and Library Director Barbara Pettijohn.
Photos by TPLF Treasurer Jan Rubino
The Tolland Public Library Foundation wishes Ginny Brousseau, the young adult/children’s librarian, well as she retires in May 2018. Thank you, Ginny, for more than two decades of service to library patrons and Tolland children and their parents.
Ginny Brousseau, at left, is thanked by Library Director Barbara Pettijohn, center, and TPLF President Linda Byam.
Photo Credit: Betty-Lou Griffin
Clock dedication with, left to right, Library Director Barbara Pettijohn, George Schiebel, Kimberly Schiebel, Heaven Charpentier, Kathy Bach, Dr. Louis Bach and Library Foundation President Linda Byam
Young adult author P.W. Catanese with a couple of his young fans.
Ian Howe, winner of a Nook e-reader in a TPLF drawing
Foundation Vice President Dani Titterton, right, with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and Library Director Barbara Pettijohn
Historian Dennis Picard during a history series marking 300 years of Tolland history in 2015
Nook winner Marjorie Laboy-Vagell of Tolland, center, with Foundation Vice President Dani Titterton at left and Library Director Barbara Pettijohn.
Author David Drury
On June 25, 2016, a happy crowd of students aged 8 to 13 learned how to drawn manga and anime characters with professional cartoonist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham in an event sponsored by the Tolland Public Library Foundation.
Director and founding president Betty-Lou Griffin took many fine photos of the event. Here are some of them:
Cartoonist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham
Tolland children use the popular educational software purchased by the library with a Foundation grant.
Young Adult/Children’s Librarian Ginny Brousseau spoke with young library patrons during a book talk sponsored by the Foundation.
State Sen. Tony Gulielmo was a featured speaker at the 2012 library open house.
Joan Vertefeuille, right, worked at the new circulation desk during the 2012 open house.
Financial advisor Craig Breitsprecher has been a popular guest of the Foundation.
Pulitzer-Prize winner Dan Barry astounded a crowd in the program room in 2013 with his tales from traveling the nation for The New York Times.