Peggy Tuttle Award for Library Service Distinction awarded to Prudence Webster

by beth on June 11, 2021

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Above: Ryan Donovan and Prudence Webster at Annual Town Meeting following the award presentation. (contributed photo)

My earlier post reminded me that there’s another annual award from the Town that I’m overdue on sharing news about.

This year’s winner of the Peggy Tuttle Award for Library Service Distinction is Prudence Webster.

The award was presented at Annual Town Meeting. Library Director Ryan Donovan told the assembly:

The individual that I am here today to honor has committed over two decades of service to the Southborough Library. She has served many of those years as the Treasurer of The Friends of the Southborough Library. She has organized over ten “Tea and Poetry” programs at the library which have been successful, beloved, and are routinely attended by over 50 people annually. She is always one of the first volunteers at our annual book sales and is usually the last person to leave. In the last several years, she has brought a popular adult yoga program to the library over the summer. She is also one of our best library customers. Every time she comes into the library, she makes the staff smile.

I can attest to Prudence’s dedication to supporting the Library. Congratulations on the well deserved honor.

Webster was selected from this year’s nominees by the Library Board of Trustees. Donovan’s introduction reminded what the award represents:

During her 30+ years as a librarian, Peggy Tuttle always said that the people were the most important part of her job at the library. Peggy played a huge part in establishing the welcoming attitude and creating the charm of our town’s library. Children’s Librarian, Kim Ivers, who knew Peggy Tuttle for the majority of her professional career, described Peggy Tuttle as “the embodiment of customer service.”

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1 MarthaB June 11, 2021 at 3:22 PM

Many congratulations Prue, and well deserved!

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2 Anne Fairbanks June 14, 2021 at 4:36 PM

Of course it would be Prue, she puts her heart into what she believes in and makes sure that she follows through! We are so grateful that she is there for us. Congratulations Prue and a Thousand thank you’ s

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3 beth June 15, 2021 at 9:17 AM

The award feels long overdue. Yet, the past award winners were also stellar supporters of the Library that put in so much time and energy over the years. The Library is blessed to have so many dedicated volunteers.

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