During a celebration of its 10 year anniversary at its current location, the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library bestowed a significant honor upon a couple who has worked tirelessly to develop and promote the library.
Ed and Francine Rodger were awarded the Vinciguerra Citizen Laureate Award on December 10, and have been actively involved in the library for nearly five decades. Both have made significant contributions to the library and community by serving on the Library’s Board of Trustees, volunteering, fundraising, and even working to establish a special tax district for the library.
“There is no one who has contributed more or is more committed to the success of this library and community than Francine and Ed Rodger,” Library Director Alex Gutelius said in a statement. “They have worked tirelessly on planning and evaluating, making certain that the library services provided are exemplary. Ed and Francine continue to demonstrate a dedication to the library that is unsurpassed.”
To further commemorate the Rodger’s contributions, the Library’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to rename the Local History Room in Ed and Francine’s honor.
The Vinciguerra Citizen Laureate Award was originally created in 1979 to honor Stephen and Beatrice Vinciguerra who generously donated land where the first library was built. In 2007, the honor was awarded to Joe Conroy who worked tirelessly to make the current library building a reality.