Board of Directors
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Sharon’s love of reading began at age six when the TV broke and she was forced to read a book. Her favorite Christmas presents were the classic books her mother gave her. A love of libraries, big and small, was cemented by Saturday trips with her mother to the John Jermain Memorial Library in her hometown of Sag Harbor, NY. She has been a resident of the Fulton area for 35 years and she is currently a content assistant with Advance Media New York. Sharon got involved with the effort to restart the Friends in April 2022. She chaired the committee and was elected president when the Friends officially launched as a group in June 2023. As a lifelong reader, she thinks it is vitally important to support reading and libraries for this and future generations.
Originally from the Village of Phoenix, NY, Morgan grew up just a few blocks away from the local library where she spent much of her time after school completing assignments, studying, and reading. Her time spent at the library instilled a deep love and appreciation for the sense of community libraries help to provide and cultivate. After moving to Fulton, Morgan joined the reorganization committee for the Friends in hopes of giving back to the community through volunteer work and membership donation. As Vice President of the Friends, Morgan has continued to dedicate her time volunteering and encouraging others to as well.
Jean has been a life-long resident of the Fulton area, and has been a regular library user since she learned to read. As a retiree, involvement with the Friends provides her with the opportunity to devote time to a cause that is important on a personal level, to keep using skills acquired over the years, and to be an active participant in the community. Jean enjoys learning new things and meeting new people. She finds volunteering for the Friends to be a win/win situation; meaning you get back as much as you give.
Carol has lived in the Fulton area all her life with the exception of her college years. While growing up, she always enjoyed patronizing Fulton Public Library. As a parent she instilled the same passion in her children, encouraging them to read and visit the library during their youth. It made sense to Carol to continue supporting the library by becoming a Friend and inspire others to read.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Andrew was eager to be an active member in his new community after recently becoming a resident of the US and Oswego County. He jumped on the opportunity to help the Friends when they were in need of a rebrand, designing the group’s current logo. Then he became an official Friend with the newly organized group shortly after. Andrew brings his skills in marketing and communications to the group to help grow and support the organization. Andrew was the marketing coordinator for six years with Tafelmusik, a Toronto-based non-profit and internationally renowned orchestra and choir. He is currently the program coordinator of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Oswego County.
Marjorie is currently a council member of American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, and volunteers at the Glimmerglass Festival. She was a board member of the Friends of History in Fulton. Marjorie enjoys travelling, genealogy, Syracuse University sports, gardening, her horse and dogs, and reading. She has been a patron of Fulton Public Library since becoming a resident of Volney in 1970. The library has been a great source of pleasure over the years, and she considers it a local community treasure.
Carolyn moved to Fulton in 1986 from Central Minnesota and one of her first stops was this wonderful library. She currently serves on the Friends Board and on the Events Committee. Carolyn was elected to two terms on the library’s Board of Trustees (2014 to 2023). She also worked as the Children’s Room Coordinator for the library in the 1990’s (known at that time as Mrs. House). Presently, Carolyn represents Oswego County as a Trustee on the North Country Library System, which serves 67 member libraries across four New York counties. As a “Friends” advocate, Carolyn is very pleased to see the launch of the newly re-organized Friends group and knows what a benefit the Friends will be to the library, its patrons, and the Fulton community.
Jennifer has been a voracious reader since she was old enough to hold a book. She spent her childhood through the wardrobe in Narnia, on the prairies of Kansas in a little house, and traveling the universe with Meg Murray. Her teenage years brought an obsession with Stephen King, true crime, and serial killers. These days you will most likely find her with her nose buried in a romance novel or posting reviews of books on her Instagram page. Having been raised in Fulton, Jennifer has fond memories of wandering the stacks of the Fulton Public Library, and is pretty sure she still owes some overdue fines from the books she took out for a research paper on Edgar Allen Poe in 1987. When the opportunity arose to support her favorite library by joining the Friends, she jumped on it. Believing that a library is the heart of every town, large or small, Jennifer hopes you will join her in supporting this vital part of our community.
Janet grew up and attended Syracuse schools, then on to SUNY Oswego as an Education Major. She began her teaching career in 1971 in Fulton at Erie Street then Volney Elementary. When her children were young, story hour was a regular outing, meeting new friends and forming lasting friendships. As the years passed, she frequented the library with her grandchildren who enjoyed age appropriate projects. Janet finds joy in her home flower and vegetable gardens; she works with friends on the grounds at the Pratt House Museum, and has been instrumental in developing the library garden as chair of the Garden Committee. Her retirement job over the past 19 years has been a part-time floral business, Posies and Paintings, with her partner, Jean Niver. She is also membership chairman of the Women’s Club of Fulton and President of the Altar Rosary of Holy Trinity Church in Fulton. Janet hopes to advocate for the success of the library and support the staff in serving on the Board.