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Celebrate Laurel Sharp's Career Well-Lived at Her Final Story Time

by Mark Bialczak | 18 days ago

Generations of Liverpool readers received an early start at the knee of Laurel Sharp.

The LPL children's librarian has sung, played her guitar and read books during Sing Along Friends Story Times at various locations in the library and around the community for 35 years. Kids and caregivers have sung and danced to her kind ways in the Carman Community Room, Sargent Meeting Room, Studio B, Onondaga Lake Park ...

ReadBookLaurel Sharp reads during a Sing Along Friends Story Time on the Dinosaur Garden lawn.

COVID-19 and its blanket over our world led Laurel to become one of the first staffers to tackle online events on our Zoom, Facebook and YouTube platforms.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, Laurel will preside over her final Sing Along Friends Story Time, on the Dinosaur Garden Lawn if the weather cooperates or in the Carman Community Room if things turn toward the worse. I will host the event for a Facebook Live session. The video will play on our Facebook page at that link afterward.

LandZbehindFor Laurel, Zeke and patrons, it's a family thing.

Laurel says she'll feel sad facing forward and watching those faces eagerly looking back at her one more time.

And privileged for making a difference in so many lives for so long.

Watch a video of a conversation about her career. 

You can read my story about Laurel Sharp's lifetime love of libraries from the Eagle News online here.