The Montross branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library will likely be feeling a bit of a chill for the next couple of days even in the midst of the heat wave. Barbara Maines, the chief librarian, has retired after serving at the library for 37 years. Her departure from the library was not unnoticed or ignored, however.

Westmoreland County’s Board of Supervisors had a little resolution in mind near the end of their meeting this week. A means to thank Ms. Maines for all she has done since she started working at the library in 1983. This was brought before the board with another “thank you” resolution, that one for Connie Yerby, who was retiring from the County’s Land Use Office, where she worked for 20 years.

“Both of these individuals have served us extremely well,” Chairman Darryl Fisher stated. “The library has been an invaluable service to the residents of Westmoreland County, and she has been a very intricate part of all of that down through the years.”

The resolution itself cited Ms. Maines’ exemplary performance at her duties, as well as fulfilling her responsibilities and commitments to providing an exceptional service to library patrons, saying that this level of dedication was worthy of the highest commendation.

Absolutely surprising nobody, both resolutions passed, with the board giving their sincere congratulations on both women’s retirements, with many well-wishes for good health and happiness in the years to come.