San Marino City Manager Matthew Ballantyne has announced that Carolyn Crain will be retiring March 6, 2008. City Librarian Crain, an eighteen (18) year veteran of the City, made her intentions known following the completion of the New Crowell Public Library.
“It is with a great deal of regret that I resign my position as City Librarian due to issues related to my personal health. I am indeed proud of my contributions during my tenure here in San Marino. It is especially gratifying to have realized the completion of the new library which has been the pinnacle of my service here in this community.”
Crain began her illustrious career with the City of Monrovia as an Adult Services Librarian. Three years later, she served as the Yucaipa Branch Librarian for San Bernardino County as well as the Regional Librarian where she supervised twelve (12) of their branch libraries. In 1990, Crain was appointed the City Librarian for the City of San Marino by then City Manager John Nowak. While at San Marino, Crain has been a vital resource for the community which has matured into the development of a new library.
City Manager Ballantyne has not announced his plans for Crain’s replacement at this point, stating, “At this time, I would like to revel in Carolyn’s storied career. You will not find a more passionate individual who is committed to library services. Carolyn has accomplished a lot here in San Marino, and it has been an honor to have shared in those accomplishments these last two years. I would like to thank Carolyn’s husband Alan for sharing much of her time with us as it as has truly been a pleasure working with Carolyn.”
Should anyone wish to send notes or cards, please send to:
Carolyn Crain, City Librarian
c/o Matt Ballantyne, City Manager
2200 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108