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Long-time librarian Elaine Kraimer retires after 29 years, proclamation issued

On Sept. 1, Youth Services Librarian Elaine Kraimer retired after 29 years at the Bancroft Memorial Library. In honor of her retirement, the Hopedale Select Board issued the following proclamation: 

Whereas, Elaine Kraimer first started working as the Children’s Librarian at the Bancroft Memorial Library in June, 1994, and 

Whereas, Elaine was always known for her extensive knowledge of children’s authors and their writing, as well as her highly creative story hours and children’s programs, and 

Whereas, throughout her career, Elaine witnessed many changes in library service, from the days when a new typewriter was considered modern equipment to the advanced technology in use today, and 

Whereas, over the years, Elaine has developed innumerable creative programs for children of all ages, including “Check It Out,” a collaboration between the Bancroft Memorial Library and the Hopedale Schools, “Owl Moon,” based on the beloved picture book and through which area children are led on a magical night-time search for the great horned owl, and many, many more, and 

Whereas, Elaine’s enthusiasm and love of reading has produced generations of life-long readers. 

Now, therefore, the Hopedale Select Board congratulates Elaine Kraimer on her retirement, expresses its deep gratitude for her many years of service to the community, and offers its best wishes for many happy and healthy years to come.