Last night was very special for all of us at the Ossining Public Library. We honored our long-time Head of Children’s Services, Sally Read Dow, who passed away in January. Since Sally was a bird lover and former board member of the Saw Mill River Audubon Society, we asked Bill Streeter to present his “Close Encounters with Birds of Prey” program in the Budarz Theater last night. He told stories about some of the birds that had been injured, then rescued and rehabilitated at the Delaware Valley Raptor Center. He brought some hawks, owls and a very majestic golden eagle for us to see.
After his program, we all went upstairs to dedicate the Sally Read Dow Children’s Program Room. Our director, Karen LaRocca-Fels made the official dedication, then Judy Sagat, who worked with Sally for 26 years, spoke about Sally’s accomplishments. Sally’s son, Greg Dow also spoke, emphazising Sally’s devotion to the Ossining Library. Karen then presented the Saw Mill River Audubon Society with a gift in Sally’s memory from the Ossining Library staff.
To see all of the photos from last night’s event, click here.