It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our dearly beloved trustee, Miss Elizabeth Ives. Elizabeth served as trustee of the library for many years, often as Chair of the Board, and gave countless hours of her time to library events, committees, and oversight.
Did you know Elizabeth? Do you have any stories that you could share about her? We would like to compile our memories of this special lady and need your input.
This is Cara Barlow, DPL Library Director.
It is a sad time at Derry Public Library. Our beloved, long-time trustee chair, Elizabeth Ives passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14.
Elizabeth was one of the reasons that I wanted to work at the Derry Public Library. During my interview I was impressed with her intellect, liveliness, dedication to the library and to nurturing the love of reading and learning.
Elizabeth came be to one of my favorite people. She was funny, mischievous in the best way, interested in everything and wonderful company. She also could run a great meeting – an important skill if you’ve ever worked with a board!
If you have a story about Elizabeth, please share it here. We’d love to hear from you!