Norfolk resident honored for service at Hepburn Library
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:04 am

Malcolm Starks, at left, receives accolades from Norfolk Library Board President Tim OpdykeMalcolm Starks, at left, receives accolades from Norfolk Library Board President Tim OpdykeNORFOLK – A Norfolk resident who has served the Hepburn Library of Norfolk for 22 years was recently honored at a reception sponsored by the library.

Malcolm Starks served 22 years as a library trustee and as library president for the last 19 of those years.

Friends and library supporters had a brief ceremony to thank Starks. Town of Norfolk Supervisor Charlie Pernice made a presentation to Malcolm, and the Town Board approved a resolution making May 21, 2011 “Malcolm Starks Appreciation Day.”

Director of the North Country Library System Steve Bolton was the featured speaker. He recounted many stories about working with Starks. He reminded attendees that Starks had served 10 years on the NCLS board, five of those years as president.

Denney Byrne, a library trustee, spoke of some of Starks’ accomplishments and presented him with a painting.

Library Director Vicki Brothers, who has worked with Starks for over 20 years, told several anecdotes about his work at the library.

Board President Tim Opdyke presented Starks with a plaque to thank him for his contributions. Placed over the library director’s office door, it reads, “This office space is dedicated to Malcolm Starks for his many years of untiring service to the Library and the Norfolk Community.”