Mike Slawson, Plympton Library Director, wanted to celebrate Pat Kauffman’s years of service to the Library and was preparing to give a little speech, as well as present Pat with a bouquet of flowers and a blooming plant in recognition of her years of service. Mike was not able to attend the “First Saturday at the Library” gathering due to having contracted Covid. He asked that the presentation continue and the award given.
Selectman John Traynor delivered Library Director Slawson’s words as follows:
“For over 30 years Pat Kauffmann has been coordinating and setting up the art displays here at the Library. The artwork Pat has brought to the community has been in various formats and of all levels – from professional artists to the students at local schools. Not only do the art displays help to bring in new visitors and make our building more beautiful, they also help the Library fulfill its function as a place of culture and recreation. I have especially enjoyed seeing the excitement from kids when they see their creations up on display.
“After her decades of service to the Library and community, Pat has finally decided to pass the torch to someone new. I want to give a special thank you from myself, the Library staff – past and present, and the members of the community who have often expressed their gratitude for the time she has invested to make this library a more beautiful and welcoming place.
“Pat, you will be missed here at the Library, and your dedication and service to the community are a prime example of what makes the Plympton so great. We wish you the best of luck in whatever endeavor you choose next!”