The following represents the candidate’s responses to the Current’s questions for the Abbot Library Board of Trustees candidates. Jump back to Election Guide
Years in Marblehead: 87 years
Occupation/education: I graduated from Marblehead High School, and I took courses at Marion Court College. I had worked before I was married; back then you were able to be at home with your children. Today, mothers are working very hard.
Appointed positions and/or elected offices:
Elected to Cemetery Commission, elected to Rec and Parks Commission
What are the most significant issues facing the library, and how would you address them if elected?
I feel people can read anything they want to at home, but I worry about some of the books coming in. I will not want to see any, but I feel really bad about bad books coming into the library.
How do you keep the library relevant in the era of technology?
It’s about working hand in hand. I love books. I’m all for reading a [physical] book when you have a physical book. If you don’t like it, you move to another one. But books are wonderful, but we could invest in tablets, if [patrons] want them — make them available.
What are your thoughts on the library’s role in preserving the community’s history and culture?
It’s very important — we can work with the Historical Commission.