Cape Charles Memorial Library’s librarian Ann Rutledge has announced her intention to retire effective April 1, 2022.
Rutledge has directed the library for almost 20 years, beginning her career here back in 2002. In that time, she has steered the library into a more modern and contemporary footing. Her work has built social capital for the town, establishing a firm infrastructure that provided the setting and context for so much community participation.
Over the years, Ann has developed numerous programs for the children and youth in the Town and County and was instrumental in providing IT and computer services to town residents.
Rutledge will be difficult to replace, but she has established a professional foundation that will carry the library forward for the next generation.