When Blanche Warner graduated from Naples Central School in 1966, she wasn’t thinking of a career with the Naples Library. Coming off a summer in Colombia as an exchange student and considering her wide range of interests, she enrolled at Syracuse University in liberal arts. Still testing the waters, after a year she entered the workforce, living and working in Rochester.
Then, in the early 1970s, Warner took a job back in her hometown — at the Naples Library.
“I hadn’t planned on it as a career,” said Warner, just days before she cleaned out her office desk last month after 45 years at the library. “But I am glad I did.”