The Monmouth County Library Commission presented a Certificate of Honor to Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry for her continued support of the Library and her guidance as the liaison to the Library from the Board of Freeholders.
At an outdoor ceremony on the front steps of the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury, Mayor Donald Burden, a member of the Library Commission, and Commission Chair Renee Swartz presented the citation to Director Burry. Chairman Swartz pointed out that the Director’s guidance and enthusiasm to the library “ensure it will truly remain a facility for all ages, offering something of interest to everyone at all times.” The citation further noted that Director Burry’s leadership “is a continuing beacon leading Monmouth County residents to a place of recreation, education and continued cultural expansion.”
In accepting the award, Director Burry once again stressed the importance she places on convenient access to libraries and all the resources they offer to all residents. She noted that the County Library provides a headquarters facility on Manalapan, 12 branch libraries throughout the county, as well as 13 member libraries. The County Library owns nearly 18 million volumes, she noted, and had an estimated attendance of nearly 1.4 million visits to its headquarters and branches this year.
“We are deeply appreciative of the attention and energy Director Burry gives to the Library,” said Chair Swartz in making the presentation. “We have been able to grow, thrive, and continue the advancements in electronic technology making the library more easily accessible to more residents because of her enthusiastic and unending support and dedication.”