Bullard retires after 25 years of service at Troy Public Library

first_img Latest Stories “It is hard to define what Karen means to me in a single sentence or paragraph,” White said. “From the day I began she has always been my biggest supporter and has always believed in me even when I questioned myself. She’s more than a coworker or friend, I consider her my family. I hate to see her go but I understand that she is ready to retire. She has been a public servant for 30 years, she deserves it. I wish her nothing but the best.”White joins the many who will miss Bullard and the expertise she so willingly shares.Around this area, the name Karen Bullard and genealogy are synonymous. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Bullard has dedicated much of her career as a librarian to genealogy, which she considers a treasure trove for those who seek the past and find it.“Genealogy is a treasure,” she said. “It is the history of families and of communities. For me, working with those who seek those treasures has been a wonderful privilege. I have gotten to know so many people here at home and from all across the country. I have delighted in seeing their excitement when they discover a piece of the puzzle they have been searching for or a piece they didn’t even know existed. I get almost as excited as they do when they make those connections.”On a personal level, Bullard knows the thrill and excitement of making family connections. So, she is dedicated to helping others connect with their pasts. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Bullard retires after 25 years of service at Troy Public Library Email the author Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellKaren Bullard, longtime assistant director at the Troy Public Library, sits at the computer getting one last day of work in Wednesday before she heads to the farm to spend time with her husband. Troy Public Library Assistant Director Karen Bullard just wanted to walk out of the Troy Public Library Wednesday like she had done so many other days over that past 25 years.But it was not just any other day. It was Bullard’s retirement day and it was going to be emotional.The library hosted a retirement party for Bullard Wednesday in recognition and in honor of her longtime tenure. Although Bullard retired with 25 years, she volunteered at the library and worked part-time for five years previous to her full-time employment. And, it was a great hire, said William White, TPL director. “I was an adult before I really became interested in genealogy,” Bullard said. “My mother tried to get me interested and I did enjoy going with her to visit family members. We would sit around the kitchen table and have iced tea and cake and talk. That’s how so much of our history is passed down, through the oral tradition.”And, it was around those kitchen tables that Bullard was bitten by the genealogy bug. Today, she has 12 binders of her family history and her research continues. She welcomes the coming possibility of time to do research and compile it for those who share her interest in genealogy and want to know more “and more.”As much as she will miss walking through the doors of the TPL each day and as much as she will miss the daily interaction with the staff, the patrons and the seekers of the past, Bullard said, “It’s time.”“First, I’m going to clean the house,” she said with a smile. “Then, I’ll enjoy being on the farm. Harry and I will have time to do things together, going fishing and feeding the cows. I enjoy quilting. I’m an avid reader, especially light mysteries.“But, I’m not stopping the library cold turkey. I’ll be back. First, as a volunteer and, maybe, later part-time. I have enjoyed every day of being here. These people are my family. I’m not going away. The library means too much to me to do that.” Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:40 am Thursday, March 1, 2018 By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article You Might Like Suspect rams police vehicle in high-speed chase A man driving a car reported stolen from Tennessee struck a Troy police car Wednesday while fleeing from officers according… read morelast_img read more

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspected gunman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a person in the suspect’s hometown of Long Beach over the weekend, Long Beach city police said Monday.Lachance Bryant was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.Police said the 30-year-old suspect shot the victim in the chest with a shotgun near the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and East Chester Street at 10 p.m. Friday.The victim ran away and was aided by passing Long Beach firefighters, who took the victim to Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside.Bryant was arraigned at Long Beach city court and is due back in Nassau County court on April 23.last_img read more