Farewell FPL!


February 8, 2021

A farewell message from Faith Lee:

Dear Readers,
Falmouth Public Library staff and patrons have a special place in my heart. 

I have been a reference librarian at the Main Library since the day the building reopened after renovations in March, 2008.  My initial unpaid internship for library school quickly became a paying part-time job, then a full time career.  My internship goal was to acquire reference skills in order to be an art librarian in an academic library.  However, I quickly tossed that idea aside once I got to know my colleagues and Falmouth Public Library patrons.  I realized a public library is WHERE IT’S AT and this one in particular, is a gem.  I love helping people of all ages with a wide variety of library needs.  (Walking or biking to work had its attraction too.)

It has been a highly rewarding career and one that I am quite proud of, but now it is time for me to retire.  My last day is February 19, 2021.  I am terribly camera shy, so instead of a shot of my mug, I am posting this sunflower I knitted for the Library Yarns exhibit I organized in 2016.  It adorned the reference desk where I have spent many fascinating hours helping Falmouth patrons with their library needs. 

Thank you everyone who has made my time at FPL so wonderful.  Farewell!  

Now, let’s see what the next chapter reveals …



20 comments on “Farewell FPL!

  1. Jennifer McGovern says:

    We will miss you Faith! You’ve always been extremely helpful. I appreciate all the classes you organized especially the learn to crochet classes, where I learned and made some good friends too. Wish you all the best!!

    1. Faith Lee says:

      Thanks, Jennifer. Glad to hear you got “hooked” on crochet from our library programs. Faith

    2. Ann McLaughlin says:

      Best wishes Faith. Retirement is a wonderful adventure. Thank you for your work at the Falmouth Library.

      1. Faith Lee says:

        Thank you, Ann. I am looking forward to the adventure!

  2. Katherine Crew says:

    Oh Faith!!! I’ll miss you friendly face. Be sure to check out the Rebelle Rally Oct 7-16. Team 127

    1. Faith Lee says:

      Thanks, Kathe. Best of luck with the rally! Faith

      1. Barbara Tutelian says:

        Thank you for yoir assistance snd kindness. Good Luck for your next step.

        1. Faith Lee says:

          Thank you for your kind words, Barbara.

  3. Sandra Gullicksen says:

    So sad to see you leave but so happy for you starting a new chapter in your life. And retirement is that. We’ll all miss your help…be it over the phone or in the library.

    1. Faith Lee says:

      Thank you, Sandra. Here’s to new chapters!

      1. Justine Morton says:

        Dear Faith. Thank you for your help when I was planning a trip down to North Carolina!

        1. Faith Lee says:

          I remember that well, even though it was years ago now. I loved hearing about it when you came back. I’m so glad it was a good trip and that I could help.

  4. susan callahan says:

    ill miss u faith u helped me lot & taught me stuff tooo on computer god bless

    1. Faith Lee says:

      … and I’ll miss your cheeriness. Don’t stop smiling!

  5. Mary Tamucci says:

    Faith, I’m sure all of the Friends of Falmouth Public Library join me in wishing you a fabulous retirement. We appreciate all you have done for us and will miss you.

    1. Faith Lee says:

      Thanks, Mary, and Friends of FPL! I’ve enjoyed working with all of you dedicated volunteers.

  6. Melanie McKenzie says:

    We will miss working with you, Faith! We wish you all the best in your retirement!

    1. Faith Lee says:

      Thank you, Melanie. Thank you also for your help!

  7. Donna Mattison-Earls says:

    Faith, it has been great to chat with you at the library. I hope you have plans for your retirement. It is quite a shift in life but it gets better all the time. Wishing you many joys and adventures in your new chapter.

    1. Faith Lee says:

      Hi Donna, it has been great chatting with you too about great books and more! The Joy of Learning book discussion group that Joanne Holcomb led and the Narrative Nonfiction Book Group that I led will both continue on after I leave. I plan to read lots of history books, knit until my hands cramp and volunteer somewhere where I can continue to help people in person, whenever that is possible. Thank you for your good wishes.

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