Proclamation Honoring Carey Sue Connelly

Whereas, The Port Jervis Free Library is forever grateful for the long term service of Carey Sue Connelly to the Library and our community;
Whereas, in the role of the Library Trustee over the past 15 years Carey has been a dedicated leader who has provided insight into the past practices and traditions of the Library;
Whereas, Carey is an avid reader who carries on a family tradition, as her mother, Jean B. McIlnay, was a library employee.  Carey is a retired educator who spent 30 years as a 6th grade teacher in the Port Jervis School District.  A mother of two with three grandchildren, Carey is a lifelong area resident from a close knit family;
Whereas, Carey is an active Board member of the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark, a nonprofit animal shelter that continues to raise money and care for all animals in need in our community for over 50 years.  Carey also trapped, neutered and cared for over 200 feral cats on her property for over 20 years;
Whereas, today we come together in celebration of her dedication and commitment resulting in the improvements she had on our library, school district and community in general;
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Port Jervis Free Library Board of Trustees proclaims June 20, 2023, as Carey Sue Connelly Day in honor of all she has done to make our library and community so much better.