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PHOTOS: Sutton Free Library bids farewell to Jeanette Couch after 50 years

  • Library trustees throw a party for Jeanette Couch (center right) who is retiring after 50 years as the librarian for the Sutton Free Library; October 31, 2012. From left to right, Curtis Hall, who was Jeanette's eighth grade teacher, Kathy Chadwich, the outgoing chair of the library board, Steven Craigie, Jeanette's nephew, Jennifer Carson, a local artist and writer, Heidi Thoma, who will be replacing Jeanette, Beth Cernek, the incoming chair of the library, and Helenmarie Hall who trained Jeanette for her job as librarian 50 years ago.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

    Library trustees throw a party for Jeanette Couch (center right) who is retiring after 50 years as the librarian for the Sutton Free Library; October 31, 2012. From left to right, Curtis Hall, who was Jeanette's eighth grade teacher, Kathy Chadwich, the outgoing chair of the library board, Steven Craigie, Jeanette's nephew, Jennifer Carson, a local artist and writer, Heidi Thoma, who will be replacing Jeanette, Beth Cernek, the incoming chair of the library, and Helenmarie Hall who trained Jeanette for her job as librarian 50 years ago.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Incoming library chair Beth Cernek (top right) stands with Jeanette Couch (bottom) as she hands Halloween candy to students from the Sutton school on their Halloween parade on October 31, 2012.  Jeanette Couch is retiring after 50 years as the librarian for the Sutton Free Library.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

    Incoming library chair Beth Cernek (top right) stands with Jeanette Couch (bottom) as she hands Halloween candy to students from the Sutton school on their Halloween parade on October 31, 2012. Jeanette Couch is retiring after 50 years as the librarian for the Sutton Free Library.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Library trustees throw a party for Jeanette Couch (center right) who is retiring after 50 years as the librarian for the Sutton Free Library; October 31, 2012. From left to right, Curtis Hall, who was Jeanette's eighth grade teacher, Kathy Chadwich, the outgoing chair of the library board, Steven Craigie, Jeanette's nephew, Jennifer Carson, a local artist and writer, Heidi Thoma, who will be replacing Jeanette, Beth Cernek, the incoming chair of the library, and Helenmarie Hall who trained Jeanette for her job as librarian 50 years ago.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)
  • Incoming library chair Beth Cernek (top right) stands with Jeanette Couch (bottom) as she hands Halloween candy to students from the Sutton school on their Halloween parade on October 31, 2012.  Jeanette Couch is retiring after 50 years as the librarian for the Sutton Free Library.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

Trustees for the Sutton Free Library held a retirement party for outgoing librarian Jeanette Couch at the library Wednesday. Couch, who had been the librarian for the last 50 years, was joined by her predecessor, her successor, friends and a visit from children from Sutton Central School during their Halloween parade.

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