New City Library Board Member Resigns, Replacement Appointed

Trustee leaving had led revivial of Friends of the Library.

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.

Rockland County Legislator Ed Day September 17, 2011 at 08:27 PM
The certificate of appreciation Barry received may say “for outstanding leadership and dedication to the New City Library”, but truly those plaudits should extend to his dedication to the community at large. Thank you, Barry, for your service and caring.
wendy fleischman September 18, 2011 at 08:40 PM
Barry 's ideas have helped the New City Library and the community at large.. As a fellow temple member of his from Beth Am, I will personally miss him.
Bernice Neuhaus September 20, 2011 at 04:22 PM
Barry Warner is and has always been an asset to any and all endeavors he has committed himself to which have been many. There have been countless individuals and organizations that have benefited by his interests and caring nature which shall continue in his plans to relocate in another state. Bernice


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