Janet Scank, left, is retiring as director from the Peabody Public Library. At right is Mary Hartman, the new director at PPL. They are pictured in the media room at the library. â€” Post & Mail photo / Robin R. Plasterer
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Daily she is surrounded by 130,000 books at the Peabody Public Library. Now Janet Scank is retiring and may just be able to read one for herself.
Friday is Scankâ€™s last day as director of the PPL. She will move back to her home in Bloomington. Her goal is to finish reading a book in less than one week.
For now sheâ€™ll have time to read those John Michell historical novels or the English murder mysteries she longs for.
Scank may even have time to finish all of those biographies sheâ€™s been collecting from the Friends of the PPL bi-annual book sales throughout her tenure.
â€śI looking forward to just sitting and reading. Being with my family again is a plus too,â€ť said Scank.