Second Hudson Falls library worker loses job in wake of reading program controversy

“After 28 years as an aide at the Hudson Falls Free Library, Lita Casey said, she was “stunned” to get a telephone call from a member of the library’s board of trustees Monday night, telling her she had been fired. She said she believes the action is related to a controversy over the library’s summer reading program. The decision, made by the board Monday night, came days after board President Michael Herman confirmed that Director Marie Gandron, who had been at the library 41 years, was no longer employed there.” (via Glens Falls Post-Star)

2 Responses to “Second Hudson Falls library worker loses job in wake of reading program controversy”

  1. m wilkens
    September 20, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    I can not believe that any one would let go of a librarian because she encourages a child to read and praises the child when he does. Children should not expect to be given rewards unless the goal has been reached, in this case he read the most books. How hard is it to some adults to realize that she gave credit where credit was due and should not have lost her job overit.

  2. Martyn
    September 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    This sounds like a library where the trustees do not respect workers’ rights and behave in a high-handed manner. Authoritarianism is a kind of sickness.

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