Memorial Library Director Laura McLaughlin to retire


KENT — Laura McLaughlin, who has been the director of the Kent Memorial Library since 2007, has announced that she plans to retire so she can pursue personal interests.

McLaughlin, who lives in New Milford, has been a librarian her entire career.

“I’m one of the few who knew early on that I wanted to be a librarian,” she said. “Many people decide on this as a second career, but I didn’t.”

She started as a page, a young person who puts books away, while in high school, at the Cheshire Public Library.

“Being in the library made me realize this could be a career for me.

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