Farewell to Kinghorn’s librarian

Tricia Dakers, Kinghorn's librarian is presented with flowers from Alan McIlravie of the Royal Burgh of Kinghorn Community Council in recognition of her service to the community as the service was closed on February 28.

Tricia Dakers, Kinghorn's librarian is presented with flowers from Alan McIlravie of the Royal Burgh of Kinghorn Community Council in recognition of her service to the community as the service was closed on February 28.

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The end of an era was marked this week as Kinghorn library closed its doors this week.

And the community council presented librarian Tricia Dakers, who has been in charge for 13 years, with flowers to thank her.

“Our library was not failing, so I still believe that it was closed for the wrong reasons but I am confident that the community-led library that will take over will be a success,” said chairman, Alan McIlravie.

“Tricia had a gentle and encouraging way with the youngsters – every child got to stamp their book and when they were returned, she would encourage them to tell her what the book was about. Tricia wasn’t just a librarian, she was our librarian.”

Tricia said: “Now I’m moving on to work in the library in Rosyth. That will bring new experiences and getting to know new people. So, on the one hand, I have a heavy heart at leaving Kinghorn Library but, on the other hand, I have so much to be thankful for and to look forward to.”