It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Sandy Weston, branch supervisor of the Clinton District Public Library, has passed away. She has worked at the library for almost 15 years. More than just a leader for her team, Sandy “had a great way of keeping us together and a genuine respect for our opinions,” says Janet Nurkiewicz, Clinton District library clerk. She had a deep love of books and had an emphatic fierce dedication to great literature. Her brilliance was on full display when she and her colleagues were debating a book for their branch book club. Someone suggested Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Sandy responded by quoting the first two lines of the novel (a book she has not read since her youth) only to state that she loathed it. Agree or disagree, it takes a special talent to recite entire sentences from a book read decades ago.
We will all miss her dearly as I’m sure many of you will as well. As we mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, we hope you can make a cup of tea or read a book in Sandy’s honor.