Longtime Head of Children’s Services Retires from Greenwich Library

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After nearly 28 years of dedicated service to Greenwich Library, head of Children’s Services Alice Sherwood has retired.

Alice began her career at the Library in 1987 as a part-time cataloger in Technical Services classifying adult books. In May of 1989 she was hired as a Librarian in Information Services and in July of 2000 was promoted to the head of Children’s Services, where she remained and flourished for 14 years.

In those 14 years Alice introduced many new programs, including Baby Lapsit, the Bookworms Book Club for 2nd & 3rd grade students, and the Junior Book Club for grades 4-6. She also spearheaded the organization of picture books by concept, such as seasons, dinosaurs, and trucks and introduced the ever-popular Ready for Reading Kits to help ease children into reading with topical books, CDs, puzzles, stamps and stickers.

Greenwich Library administration and trustees congratulate Alice on her successful career and thank her for her boundless dedication to Children’s Services.

Deirdre Sullivan has been appointed as the new head of Children’s Services. She has worked closely with Alice Sherwood in the Children’s Room for the past seven years and is intimately familiar with both operations and patron needs. Deirdre started with Greenwich Library in 2001 working in Business Services.

In 2008 she became Children’s Librarian and assistant to Alice Sherwood, running weekly story times, co-chairing book club discussions and conducting school visits. She has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree from American University.

For more information, contact Kate Petrov at kpetrov@greenwichlibrary.org or call (203) 625-6550. For more information about Children’s Services at Greenwich Library visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/children.

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