Marble Falls Public Library director retiring; reception set

Marble Falls Public Library Director Mary Jackson (left) is retiring with Amanda Rose taking over the reins. The public is invited to a community reception 5-7 p.m. March 31 at the library, 101 Main St. in Marble Falls, honoring Jackson and her service. Courtesy photo

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MARBLE FALLS — After many years of dedicated service, Marble Falls Public Library head librarian Mary Jackson has announced her retirement.

The community is invited to a reception recognizing her work 5-7 p.m. March 31 at the library, 101 Main St.

Jackson joined the library in 2001. During that time, she has witnessed numerous changes, not only to the Marble Falls Public Library but also to libraries in general. As electronic media and the Internet became a larger player in how people read and sought information, Jackson has worked to keep the Marble Falls Public Library in the mix.

“The library joined the digital age by introducing high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi and downloadable audio and e-books,” Jackson said.

Assistant library director Amanda Rose will assume the duties as director with Jackson’s retirement.

“I would advise Amanda to keep the library on the cutting edge of technology and offer services the community needs and wants,” Jackson added.

The recent renovation of the library is also one of the biggest changes Jackson witnessed during her years at the Marble Falls facility. This renovation came about thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Marble Falls Public Library board and the Marble Falls Library Thrift Store.

Jackson will be getting married after her retirement and is excited to begin a new chapter in her life.

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