The Putnam Valley Library has something or rather someone to celebrate. This year National Library Workers Day, April 6th (today!) has also been declared “Joan Stubbs Day” in honor of Joan’s 30 years of service at the Putnam Valley Library!
Joan received commendations from Senator Sue Serino, Assemblymember Kevin Byrne, Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell, Putnam County Legislator Bill Gouldman, and the Putnam Valley Town Board for her service to the library. Dede Farabaugh, Putnam Valley Library director said, “This wonderful woman’s accomplishments are many and varied: she’s managed over 150 kindergarten class visits; handled over one million book requests; sent over 400 care packages through the Books for Soldiers program; helped distribute more than 12,000 pounds of food during the summer of 2020; and survived at least one scratch from former library resident, Muffin the Cat.
Joan’s greatest accomplishment, however, is her continual joy in serving the public; we’ve loved hearing her laughter at the circulation desk for the past 30 years. Please join us in celebrating Joan on “her” special day, and every day (because she’s not going anywhere)!”