Becky Brower was a major proponent of lifelong learning at the Syracuse Public Library. She touched the lives of so many people who came through the library's doors with creative programs, an infectious sense of humor, and kindness. Her passing on Monday, June 19, left us all grappling with her loss.
Patrons and library staff are encouraged to leave memories of Becky on the bulletin board behind her desk upstairs in the library. We have provided slips of paper. Those wanting to leave digital thoughts are welcome to do so on the library's social media posts about Becky.
Megan has also put together a memorial for Becky in the Main Street entry display case. It features Becky in her element, helming programs, encouraging learning, and interacting with people. Becky had many interests and passions, from the natural world to literature to coffee and tasty food. These are all highlighted there.
The library will also hold a remembrance from 4-6 p.m. Monday, July 24, in Community Roots, as long as the weather cooperates. We will close the library early on that day so staff members can attend. Attendees will be able to share memories or other words about Becky. As planning continues, we will share more details in the future.
SPL's In the Garden group is planning to create a native plants memorial garden in Community Roots for Becky, who was incredibly passionate about native pollinators and plants. We will share more details about this project as it gets underway.
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