Goodbye to Marjorie Shane

Hello all –

I am sad to report that Marjorie Shane passed away last week. Yesterday was the first I’d heard of it and I thought that the library community would want to know. Any time I got the opportunity to work with her I was delighted, she was such fun! She will be greatly missed.

Her obituary is on the Ricker Funeral Home website at this address: Please feel free to sign the guestbook for her family.

Services are on Friday, June 29 at noon at Our Lady Of Perpetual Life in Bradford, VT. The burial will take place in Massachusetts on Saturday the 30th. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers please send donations to either or both of the libraries where she was director:

Groton Free Library –
Tenney Memorial Library –


Marybelle Singer, Alburgh Public Library

Marybelle Singer, director of the Alburgh Library, passed away last week.  It could most certainly be argued that she made the library what it is today.  Her obituary can be found at  You can also see a piece WCAX did on her at the beginning of the year: She was very proud of her work at the library and she will be missed dearly by her community.

Jeremiah Kellogg
Library Development Consultant
Vermont Department of Libraries