Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oldest Librarian edition

In 2005, an article was written about a 99-year-old librarian named Martha Smith who has been working at the Coal Creek library in Vinland, Kansas USA since 1926. In 2008, a follow-up article was penned about Smith, then 102 and still working at the library, which functions more as a museum now than a public library.

A librarian recently asked the reporter who wrote the 2008 article how Smith is doing and here is what he said: "Martha Smith is still alive at 105! From what I could glean she still goes to the library most days, although mostly just to sleep. She is still mobile, but has lost most of her hearing and her sight. Understandably communication is difficult."

Thanks to Help A Librarian.

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