If you’ve ever checked a book out from the Morse Institute Library, chances are that Martha Jones touched it first. Since Martha joined the staff at the Morse Institute Library in 1974, she’s been working to make sure we’ll have something for everyone in Natick to read. As the Materials Management Supervisor for the library, Martha selects and catalogs books for the adult fiction and nonfiction collections. During her 42 years with the library, Martha has seen changes in publishing and readers’ tastes – farewell Westerns, hello paranormal – but through it all, Martha has focused on adding books that appeal to our community. She’s worked to build our ever-popular cookbook collection and she has remained committed to seeking out titles that appeal to men as well as women.
Martha retires at the end of December, but her dedication to the library will remain in the great titles on our shelves. Martha is looking forward to her retirement, but she will miss the library, her friends in the community, and the collection she’s managed for so long. She’ll particularly miss seeing satisfied library patrons leave with books to enjoy. We’ll miss Martha, and wish her many happy hours of reading in her future.
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