Rose was recognized for her work in the community, where she serves patrons in senior housing, assisted living, neighborhoods, and at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, a U.S. Army garrison.
According to Linda Stetson, director of the Morse Institute Library, Rose is well-deserving of the award. “Rose exemplifies outstanding public service, and is the perfect person to have in charge of the library’s bookmobile. We are very fortunate to have her on staff.”
Rose was also honored for her service to ABOS. “Rose has been a webmaster, photographer, goodwill ambassador, and board member,” said ABOS President, Martha Buckner, supervisor of bookmobile and outreach services at the Ashland Public Library in Ashland, OH. “And, she’s always done whatever else we have ever asked her to do.”
Natick's bookmobile is one of four in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – and the only one to provide service to an active military base. The three other communities in the state operating bookmobiles are Beverly, New Bedford, and Worcester.