Round Lake Residents Rally For Recently Fired Librarian [POLL]
Wow, that's a title ehh? Well, that's exactly what happened in Round Lake. Theresa Marchione, a 20 year Round Lake librarian was recently fired after she closed the library an hour early due to Tornado Warnings that had recently riddled the Albany area. But it gets better.
Tonight, the entire Round Lake Library Board of Trustees has resigned after 100 residents showed up to voice their support for Mrs. Marchione. With only 30 minutes to do so, residents let the board know how they felt:
-The board of trustees should have been there protecting Theresa
-The punishment did not meet the crime. The punishment of being fired after a first time offense is hard and unjust
-I don't respect you, you should leave
While Mrs. Marchione didn't feel comfortable attending her daughter had these words to say on her behalf.
She doesn't feel comfortable. She's worried that she will somehow get in trouble. She doesn't have attorneys on her side
Even Round Lake Village Mayor Dixie Lee Sacks attended the town hall style meeting to voice her concern:
I'd hate to see our little library go down hill and I really really hope you make the right decision.
Town residents also called for a look into Library Termination policies with Library Board Trustees saying earlier in the night that it needed another week of investigating before a permanent decision could be made.
I'm sorry, another week to determine if this woman can have her job back? Huh, what, huh huh? This woman did what any sane person would do, close up shop and head for the hills. Craziness I tell ya, craziness.