Jean Berg, who has served as director of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library for the past 16 years, has announced that she will retire from the position on Sept. 1.
In her letter to the Library Board of Trustees, Berg indicated that the job of director has been close to her heart, because her love of libraries began in her youth with weekly trips to the Mt. Vernon Branch Library to load up on books. Her decision to become a librarian was also influenced by the fact that her mother worked at the Mt. Vernon branch for many years.
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