The Block Island Times

Making a difference — Mary Sue Record

By Kari Curtis | Jan 28, 2014

Mary Sue Record and her husband Stephen moved to the island full time in 2003. She retired from IBM in 2007. Since then, she has been involved in volunteering her time and efforts within our community.

Record served as board member and secretary on the Block Island Early Learning Center Board for four years (2007-2011) and read to the pre-schoolers, weekly, until this year. She spent one year, from 2008-’09, as a member of the ad-hoc committee Citizens Concerned about Lyme Disease. She was the Programming Chair of the Block Island Gardeners for two years (2009-2010) and then served as the Chair of the Deer Task Force for three years (2010-2012).

Mary Sue is now in her fourth year of being the Chair of the Friends of the Island Free Library. She joined the Friends in 2007 and became President in 2009. The “Friends” encourage use of the library through programs, activities and fundraisers including the annual Membership Drive and the Bake, Book & Bloom sale each May.

“She plugs away at everything, from fundraisers to programming, wearing many different hats. She has helped bring the library up to speed on critical issues and networking,” praised Kristen Baumann, Director of the Island Free Library. “She posts events on the community calendars, The Block Island Times website and the Block Island Bulletin Board to help keep the community up to date on Library events, programs and fundraisers. What she has done is very important.”

“The Island Free Library is such a great resource, I feel proud to be a part of it,” Mary Sue said.

Consider nominating someone who made a difference by contacting Kari Curtis at (401) 466-2222.

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