New City Library Board Member Barry Warner resigned as a trustee after serving on the board for two years. Warner, who is relocating to Florida, spearheaded the revival of The Friends of the New City Library. He also served as the board’s secretary.
After accepting ’s resignation on Thursday night, the board appointed Ed Kallen to complete the remainder of Warner’s term, which runs until the end of 2012. Kallen accepted, saying he was honored the position was offered. Terri Thal was selected to serve as secretary for the remainder of the year.
Board President Aney Paul thanked Warner for his commitment and presented him with a certificate of appreciation “for outstanding leadership and dedication to the New City Library.”
“He’s the one who did a lot for the Friends Group,” said Paul. “He worked hard.”
Warner said working on the Friends Group was a “labor of love” and he is looking forward to its first general meeting scheduled for Sunday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m.
“I’m very proud of my service on this committee and for giving back to the community,” said Warner. “This is a wonderful library. I’m sorry to be leaving it.”
At the first meeting of the Friends group, a steering committee will discuss future goals including advocacy, increasing public awareness and raising money for special library projects. The group has applied for not-for- profit 501c3 status. Information about the meeting will be sent to cardholders who have provided email addresses.
Membership costs $5 for student/senior, $10 for individual and $20 for a family. Higher rates apply for “special friend” and benefactor/business.