Friday, June 26, 2015

Library Renamed in Tribute to Church Shooting Victim

St. Andrews Regional Library
In beautiful tribute to one of the nine victims of the horrible South Carolina church murders, the library that Cynthia Graham Hurd managed before her death is being renamed in her honor.  It will now be known as the Cynthia Graham Hurd St. Andrews Regional Library.

According to this article in The Guardian:
The motion was passed unanimously, according to the Post and Courier, which reported that Hurd’s family and friends had filled the front row of the council’s chambers as the resolution was read out.
Her brother, the former North Carolina senator Malcolm Graham, has described Hurd as “a librarian’s librarian”, who “enjoyed working with the kids, but she also realised her job extended beyond the walls of the library”. She had worked in the Charleston county library system for 31 years.
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Hurd’s wake is due to be held on Friday, with her funeral on Saturday. The library service said that all 16 of Charleston’s public library branches will close on Saturday, in her honour and to allow staff to attend the funeral services.

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