The Mendon Public Library board of trustees met with and thanked the members of Julie A. Dye’s family for the honor of naming the circulation desk in her name.
Julie A. Dye was a Honeoye Falls resident, active community member, frequent library patron, reader and devoted grandmother. Her family, including her daughters Cheryl Krall, Cindy Cannon, Sandy Smith and Laurie Miller decided a gift to support the library in their mother’s name, would be a fitting tribute to such a special woman.
Molly Ortiz, board president, thanked the family for their generous gift.
“The circulation desk is where we connect with our patrons. We are honored to connect with Mrs. Dye’s legacy and forever connect her to this community by naming our circulation desk in her name,” said Ortiz.
Additionally, Nancy Holtby, co-president of the Friends of the Mendon Public Library, stressed the importance of Mrs. Dye’s ongoing contributions to our community.
“We are extremely thankful to Mrs. Dye and her family for supporting our mission to promote literacy, encourage a love of books, and foster the use of library services,” said Holtby. “Mrs. Dye loved our community and was a frequent visitor to our library over the years. We are humbled that her family chose to remember this wonderful woman with such a fitting tribute.”
A plaque signifying the circulation desk named in honor of Julie A. Dye will be installed in the library along with a brick honoring Dye in the brick garden and a book list that offers patrons a variety of gardening books for folks of all ages.