The Monmouth County Library Commission honored Freeholder Director Lillian Burry for her ongoing support of the County Library system on Friday, October 20 during a ceremony at the Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury.
Commission Chairwoman Renee Swartz, Shrewbury Borough Mayor Donald Burden, a memer of the commission and Library Director Judi Tolchin presented Burry with a Certificate of Honor which declared that the Freeholder Director “is a continuing beacon leading Monmouth County residents to a place of recreation, education and continued cultural expansion.”
“We are deeply appreciative of the attention and energy Director Burry gives to the Library, said 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.”
In accepting the award, Director Burry 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.