Letter: Vote to support Cheney Library

To the editor:

On election day in November we want you to say yes to Cheney Library. Here are the people that work at the circulation desk:

Silvia Plasse grew up in Germany and received her primary education with focus on business. She still has family there and visits yearly. After immigrating to America, Silvia and her husband, Michael, developed a great love for the area. Michael is a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy. They moved to Hoosick Falls in 2002.

Michael's and Silvia's passion are animals, and currently they have two dogs, four cats, one goat, two ducks and 15 chickens. They adopt their pets from the Capital District Humane Association and so the number of critters changes often. Silvia volunteered for a while and when we needed a new person in 2012 she took the job. Silvia works Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Originally from Maine, Mary Lucey moved to Hoosick Falls when she was a child. Even as a young girl Mary loved to read and was a frequent visitor to the Cheney Library, reading as many Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books as she could get her hands on. Mary left for college and other sundry adventures but eventually returned to Hoosick Falls. Mary started working at Cheney Library in 2014, originally on Fridays and Saturdays and now also on Wednesday evenings. Besides books, Mary's favorite things include watching the Red Sox, sweater weather, and baking.

Carol Gaillard grew up in western New York. She graduated from Wilson Central School and went to Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. where she met her husband Bill. They moved here in 1965 when Bill got his first and only job teaching instrumental music at Hoosick Falls Central School. They have three children: Russell who drives bus for Trailways; he is married with one daughter and lives in Hoosick Falls. Rachel lives and works in the Herkimer area; she is married and they have a daughter. Jeremy works for the Town of Hoosick highway department; he is married with three children.

Carol started at Cheney Library in June 1999, and was a volunteer prior to that. When not at work she loves to read, sew, make hypertufa objects, and garden.

— Carol Gaillard, director of Cheney Library

Hoosick Falls, N.Y.


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