Herring will be missed at APL

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2012

To the editor:

Thos of us who frequently visit our city library recognize that it is one of the great treasures of Andalusia. Under the direction of Mrs. Karin Taylor, members of the staff provide a wonderful atmosphere of welcome and eagerness to help. Mrs. Joan Herring was one of those who greeted everyone with a smile and treated every request for help with graciousness and alacrity. She was a most efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly employee and quickly became my special friend. Recently, Mrs. Herring suffered a fatal heart attack. I join the librarians, the family and a host of library friends in grieving over the loss of this dear lady. I am just one of the many patrons with whom she took a special interest in supplying books to read. Often, she would call, stating that she had found a book (or books) she knew I would enjoy and that she had reserved for me. On my visits to browse the stacks, she would join me, pulling out the novels she knew would be of interest.

Suggested titles and authors would be ordered. Many others have shared these special kindnesses. Our city has lost a wonderful, dedicated employee. How I shall miss my special library friend!

Maggie Shelley