After 36 years of working in Ohio public libraries,14 years of which have been at the helm of Birchard Public Library, Director Pam Hoesman retired at the end of September. Hoesman's biggest achievement at the library was the renovation of the library which includes the addition of a new children's area. The project began in 2018 and was recently celebrated with a grand reopening on August 2, 2023. Her favorite memories include appearing as the Birchard Bookworm at various local events. "It was a privilege to work in this historic setting with awesome people," says Hoesman. Hoesman looks forward to hanging out with her husband, John, and being a grandma. Her first grandchild is due to arrive very soon.