Library honors Boente for 40 years of service on board

Library honors Boente for 40 years of service

By TOM EMERY

A reception was held at the Carlinville Public Library on Sunday afternoon, March 3 to honor retiring board member Doris Boente for her forty years of service.

Boente, 92, submitted her resignation on Jan. 3, ending a tenure as library trustee that began in 1978. During her time on the board, she served as secretary from 1982-2004.

She is one of the longest-serving board members in the history of the library, which became a part of the city of Carlinville in 1927.

“Doris is a treasure,” said Dana Yowell, a longtime friend who joined the library board in 2017. “Forty years is such a long time, and she did so much for the library. She deserved to be honored like this.”

Board president Peg Fehr presented a commemorative plaque to Boente at the reception, while Mayor Deanna Demuzio read a proclamation from the city of Carlinville honoring Boente.

Doris Boente, seated, is joined by son Dana Boente during a reception in her honor at the Carlinville Public Library on Sunday, March 3. Boente is retiring after 40 years on the library board of trustees. Photo provided by Dana Yowell.