Local library board honors McCrory

(SBA) - The Sergeant Bluff Public Library Board of Trustees recognized member Dr. Jenni McCrory, a longtime champion for Sergeant Bluff Public Library, at the monthly board meeting on June 19. This was the final meeting for McCrory before she moves to the Des Moines area for a new work opportunity. 

“The library has seen considerable growth the past few years because of the board’s efforts and vision, and Jenni has been an integral and important part of the team,” notes Carol Clark. “The library is better because of Jenni’s efforts.”
Adds Clark: “As a City Council member I can say that Jenni has never turned us down when we have asked for help. She is an amazing civic and city volunteer.” 

McCrory said “yes” to library leadership in early 2017 as she joined the Library Project Board. This group transitioned into the Sergeant Bluff Public Library Board of Trustees after the Sergeant Bluff City Council signed an ordinance to establish a public library and appoint a board of trustees on May 18, 2017. Providing strong leadership and direction as the library quickly grew, McCrory has served as the board’s vice president since its inception and was instrumental forming initial by-laws, policies, and procedures.  

“During Jenni’s tenure, the library has undergone significant renovations and expansions,” says Michael Aguirre, Sergeant Bluff Public Library board president. “This includes relocating the library from its initial space near the Sergeant Bluff Community Center to its current location by City Hall.”   

  “Jenni has been an incredible asset to the Sergeant Bluff Public Library board,” states Library Director Mary Torgerson. “She shared our vision for the library and helped us make it happen. We will miss her, but we are so proud of her and wish her the best on her new adventure.”

As the June board meeting ended, the board enjoyed celebratory cake and presented McCrory with a customized plaque honoring her help with “bringing the library to life.” 

McCrory’s departure leaves a vacancy. The Sergeant Bluff Public Library board of trustees is accepting applications for the open position and hopes to fill the position at its August meeting.

Located at 503 4th St., the Sergeant Bluff Public Library is the community’s one-stop source for books, magazines, electronic resources, games, and puzzles, along with activities and all kinds of special events for children as well as adults. Library cards are provided free of charge to all residents of Sergeant Bluff and the surrounding area. Call 712-943-READ, follow the library on social media, and visit www.sergeantbluff.lib.ia.us to learn more.