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Remembering Marjorie Martinez

Buda Public Library’s former Library Director, Marjorie Martinez passed away on Saturday, July 24th, 2010. Marjorie came to work at the Buda Public Library in July 1989 after working for years as an educator in many capacities.  She received her Masters of Library and Information Science from U.T., Austin, in May of 1997 while serving as the Librarian in Buda.  “She led the Buda Public Library into the 21st century  through her acceptance and promotion of technology as a pathway to information and served multiple roles as librarian, teacher, mentor and friend to countless  members of the community.  Marjorie worked tirelessly to promote literacy and lifelong learning among the citizens of not only Buda but Hays County as well,” says Toni Milam.  In April, 2010 Marjorie retired from her  position as Director and was honored by the Mayor and Council with special recognition for her twenty years of superior service, dedication, and commitment to the Citizens of Buda. We’ll miss you, Marjorie.

The way we were…

Well, we have a brief respite today from the heat, but there’s no denying it’s summer here in central Texas. Since the highs are forecasted at 100 degrees this weekend, I thought we’d reminisce on colder days – here are some shots from members on that fated snowy day: February 23, 2010. Library popsicles! — I’m feeling cooler already.


Smith-Welch in Hearne

Sisters in Crime at Taylor

from Karen Ellis:
The Sisters in Crime continue to take library photos for their “We Love Libraries” monthly drawing for $1,000.00. Rules are pretty simple—just have at least 2 staff members pose with three mystery books written by Sisters in Crime members. Then you submit your photo through their online entry form. Easy stuff. You only need to submit one picture and it is in the drawing monthly. This random drawing is on the last business day of each month. This runs through December 2010. Not too late to enter. I’ve attached our library’s photo. Even though the drawings are random, we cannot miss the opportunity to have some fun. Posed are Ruth Teggeman, Veronica Ochoa and Lakay Williams. Sally Diaz played dead under the sheet.

Tommi Myers Llano’s Citizen of the Year

A big congratulations to Tommi Myers, one of the hardworking librarians at the Llano County Library, who was awarded Citizen of the Year at the Llano Chamber banquet this January. She was nominated for her work in preserving the history of Llano County (through programs with the Book Festival and the first Cemetery Tour) plus her work with recognizing Llano County’s military personnel. Way to go, Tommi!