Longtime Westport Library book sales volunteer Mimi Greenlee writes:
Our community is so happy now that the Westport Library is accepting book donations in the gray trailer in the upper parking lot (during library hours).
The first weeks were overwhelming. I want to give a round of applause for our volunteer team of 50 sorters and category managers.
By singling out one person, I hope “06880” readers see how much devotion and dedication is present in every one of our year-round volunteers.
Dan Delehanty was Westport’s town engineer from 1978 to 2008. In 2001 he became a volunteer for our Book Sales. He transported books and supplies from storage to our sales, sorted donated books, and was always available for any other jobs needed for Friends of the Library and the Library staff.
He loved putting on music and sorting books, usually in the very early morning or late at night. I was always amazed at what he had accomplished, and with such efficiency.
Dan moved to Maine in 2020 to be with family, yet this spring he came back to visit. Longtime friend and co-worker Fred Caporizzo suggested Dan come help in the Book Center for “nostalgia” reasons. That’s exactly what he did.
The 2 men were there at 6 a.m., sorting books for our Book Shop and the next book sale. How about a round of applause for them — and everyone else on our team!
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