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Director closes book on library career

But, according to Naylor and Jaquay, the single thing that flourished most in the time that Jaquay was director was the variety of programming the library offers.

"When I left Brooklyn, teen services were really on their way out," said Jaquay. "Over the years, slowly but surely, there has been resurgence."

According to Naylor, the library works closely with the schools to develop programs that will help students achieve success, including tutoring programs.

Jaquay said that because "our community really likes to read," the library works hard to "fulfill the needs of the community."

Naylor said even younger children are growing ever more excited by reading.

"This year, we have about 1,500 in our summer reading program," he said.

As for the future, both the former and current director said the focus will be on a Friends of the Library program, in which one type of event will have authors come to the library and interact with residents.

While the library will continue to grow into the future, Jaquay said, he will continue to be a part of its growth, as he will stay on board part-time.

As for Naylor, he said, "I'm looking forward to keeping things improving.""

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