Board of Trustees (as of June 2023):
Tina Casteris, Chair
Ellen Taylor, Vice Chair
William Fiegener, Treasurer
Marci Blakely, Secretary and Select Board Representative
Committees: Collections, Grounds, Interior, Building Maintenance, and Policy
Board meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.
Nancy was a board member and volunteer for over 50 years. We will miss her dearly.
The following was shared by Donald Burke at Nancy's Memorial on May 27:
In the late 1960s the Georges Valley Grange # 196 closed, most likely from lack of members, and the building was turned over to the Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library. At that time an active group of volunteers built shelves, installed a furnace, improved the lighting, did a lot of painting, and Appleton had its first library!
The library was open Thursday evenings and Nancy was the librarian from day one. Folks loved to go to the library not only to take out books, but to chat with Nancy as well. Closing time meant nothing to Nancy if a patron was in the library.
The library served as a meeting place for a 4-H club, the Appleton Historical Society, as well as other civic and private groups. Nancy and her husband Ted were both founding members of the Appleton Historical Society.
Can anyone remember a Thursday night at the Appleton Library without Nancy Brown there to greet them? Probably not.