Published February 28, 2014

VFH Board member Marcy Sims grew up in Richmond, VA and Connecticut.

She recently retired from her position as the Director of the Virginia Beach Public Library, a position she held for 37 years.

Sims sat down in our radio studio with Elliot Majerczyk to share a little of her story and talk about the transformative power of books.

As a librarian I have seen first hand the transforming power of books, reading, and access to information.

Literature enables us to have empathy with cultures and experiences that we personally will never have.

I moved many times during the course of my youth and the thing that was always stable for me was books and the public library in whatever community we were living in.


Marcy Sims

Before earning a Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Marcy Sims attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA.

VFH is pleased to welcome her to our Board of Directors.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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