NORTH FORK – The Friends of the North Fork Library gathered on Wednesday to honor Debbie Myers for her many years of service to the North Fork Library and the Friends of the Library (FOL).
At their monthly meeting on May 21, the occasion was celebrated with cake, coffee, tea, and a gift certificate to Sweetwater Steakhouse.
“This is just a small token of what she deserves, and only a small token of how much the FOL appreciates her dedication and service,” said Chris Stanley, FOL treasurer. “She served several years as secretary of the FOL and has been President for the past 25 years.”
Debbie married Larry Myers, son of long time librarian Mary Myers, and they raised three children in the North Fork area. When her children were young she spent much of her time helping with story-telling hour and other projects for the children as the needs arose at the library.
“Everyone you talk to in North Fork has only good words about Debbie,” says Chris. “She continues to have good ideas on fund raising for the library. She has worked tirelessly putting those ideas into action, and through her leadership she and the members of the FOL have raised the needed funds for new books for the library for the past twenty five years. She always looks for an opportunity for another fund raiser.”
Debbie is not only devoted to the library and FOL, she is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She also loves and looks after her aging mother-in-law, Mary Myers, and is devoted and involved in her church and it’s activities.
She somehow finds time to keep the grounds of the North Fork Post Office looking beautiful on a daily basis, planting and caring for an array of flowers throughout the year, and has many other clients who rely on her to keep their properties looking terrific.
Debbie also plants and cares for a huge garden. You can find her every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Oakhurst at the True Value Hardware Farmer’s Market during the growing season, and she sells her produce at the North Fork Post Office parking lot on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
“Debbie is truly a great friend of the library, and has been a definite asset to our community,” says Chris.