Phyllis Fyfe (left) was recently honored by the Friends of the Ocean Township Library. She is pictured with the group’s president, Claire Steimle.
The Friends of the Township of Ocean Library honored their volunteers recently for their tireless efforts at an Appreciation Breakfast held at the library Terner Gallery in September.
Phyllis Fyfe, vice president of the Friends group and a member for almost 60 years, was honored with a Lifetime Volunteer Appreciation Award, in recognition of her extraordinary service to the Friends of the Library and to the community.
She recounted her early years with the founding members of the Ocean Township Library Association, telling of her introduction to the town’s very first library in the early 60s, then just a room in the Wanamassa Fire Department building.
In addition to her volunteer work with the Friends, Fyfe was the Ocean Township Intermediate School librarian and media specialist for 48 years. Board members were also recognized for their efforts, and the library staff were thanked for their hard work, originality, and enthusiasm in providing library services and programs.
The Friends are once again able to co-sponsor, with the Monmouth County Library, the monthly musical interlude provided by Charlies Band. Performances are held in the Library’s Terner Gallery the third Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. The Friends have also contributed to the Patrick O’Grady Boyce Young Adult room by purchasing three surfing and beach photographs by local photographer Chris Siegel. The town’s public works employees mounted the photographs on the back wall of the room. Summer reading program prizes were also provided including tickets to Jenkinson’s Aquarium, as well as pool passes provided by the township Recreation Department.
For more information about the Friends of the Township of Ocean Library visit www.friendsofoceantwplibrary.org.