A Fond Farewell

Excelsior librarian Mary Hones retired in August after 15 years with the San Francisco Public Library System. Employing her excellent professional library skills and strong commitment to service, Mary helped develop and maintain the Branch’s book, CD, and DVD collections for adults, hosted the popular First Monday Movies @ Excelsior and taught many of the much-in-demand computer classes. It was Mary who arranged the annual appearance of San Francisco Poet Laureate Diane di Prima at the Excelsior Arts & Culture Salon. She also nurtured a working relationship with beloved Excelsior Branch benefactress Dolorous Knight. Mary conceived and, working with the Teen Services Librarian, co-designed and updated this Excelsior Library Blog.

In 2009, Mary was presented with a well-deserved Staff Recognition Award.

Patrons and staff were fortunate to have Mary as one of our librarians. Everyone will miss her. We wish her all the best as she begins her new life.