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Kramer retires from Sanibel Public Library board

By Staff | Jun 19, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED From left, front row, Margaret Mohundro, Linda Kramer and Melanie Congress; back row, Linda Uhler, Duane Shaffer, Ozzy Flores, Betty Anholt, Dan Moeder, Sandy Zahorchak and Tom Krekel.

Sanibel Public Library District Board Commissioner Linda Kramer was honored for her 16 years of service with the library at a recent meeting. Kramer has served on the library board since 2003.

“Linda’s time served on the board saw many changes, including securing the library’s future through support for an independent special district, establishing the Sanibel Public Library District through popular vote, as well as the establishment of a locally-elected library board of commissioners in 2005,” library Executive Director Margaret Mohundro said.

Since then, Kramer has provided guidance and leadership for the library, including building the computer lab addition in 2006, development of TeenSpace and Library Think Tank, and providing oversight which allowed the library to keep a balanced budget year after year.

During the last decade, the library has expanded programming, including the Author Series. The Reading for Others! Youth Summer Reading Program has also grown. It has expanded leading-edge technology, including services via the Internet such as high-speed WiFi, eBooks, and audio and video streaming. Kramer has been an advocate for increasing the scope of the library collections – art, philosophy, classic literature – as well as encouraging staff development and continuing education.

“Linda not only helped guide the library through the multi-year Your Library Reimagined renovation, including major infrastructure upgrade, she also remains an active patron and advocate for the Sanibel Public Library as a cultural hub on the island,” Mohundro said.

The district’s board of commissioners is accepting applications to fill the vacancy. Applications are available from Margaret Monhundro at the library and must be returned to the library by July 11.

For more information, call 239-472-2483, or visit www.sanlib.org.