Meet our newest board member

MPL's newest board member, Terri Mervo, introduces herself.

MPL’s newest board member, Terri Mervo, introduces herself during the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday.

We have our newest trustee.

The Mentor Board of Education has chosen Terri Mervo to serve on our Board of Trustees. She will fill the position that opened when Terry Kilbourne announced his retirement after 16 years on the board.

Terri came to our Board meeting Wednesday to introduce herself, but the introduction was hardly necessary. She’s been coming to Mentor Public Library for decades—first with her daughter, now with her grandchildren.

Her term begins Jan. 1, 2015 and will run through Dec. 31, 2021.

Terri and her husband have lived in Mentor for 40 years. She had worked at Mentor Public Schools for much of that time and is now retired.

“I have always been an advocate of our public library and am extremely excited to have the opportunity to serve our community on its behalf,” Terri said. “I truly believe in the importance of providing this invaluable resource for people of all ages to enjoy and find enrichment.”

At the same meeting in which we said hello to Terri Mervo, we said good-bye to Terry Kilbourne. (Well, not goodbye. I suspect Terry will still be a frequent visitor. After all, everybody needs a good book sometimes.) While we’ll miss Terry and can never thank him enough, we’re grateful for all he’s done.

And we’re also excited to welcome Terri aboard!

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