Stubbs cel­e­brates 40 years at li­brary

Record Observer - - Front Page - By DAN TABLER Con­tribut­ing Writer

— Althea Stubbs be­gan work­ing at the Cen­tre­ville Branch of the Queen Anne’s County Li­brary sys­tem in 1977.

She was given a lun­cheon in honor of her 40 years of ser­vice last week with the li­brary staff salut­ing her as she cut the an­niver­sary cake.

She was smil­ing broadly as she read the quote on top of the cake writ­ten by the late Steve Jobs. It said: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

She replied,” That’s the way I feel. I re­ally en­joy what I am do­ing. All of us here help ev­ery­one else so much, and I’ve made so many friend­ships over the years.”

Stubbs lives near Crump­ton with her hus­band James. She grad­u­ated from Queen Anne’s County High School in 1976 and be­gan her ca­reer with the li­brary the fol­low­ing year. She mar­ried in 1979, has a daugh­ter, one step-son and six grand­chil­dren.

She be­gan her work at the li­brary on the book­mo­bile, which at the time trav­eled around the county to var­i­ous lo­ca­tions on a bi-weekly sched­ule. She was the driver and clerk along with the late Shirley Walls un­til Fe­bru­ary 1988, when she left the book­mo­bile to be­come cir­cu­la­tion desk su­per­vi­sor, a po­si­tion she has held ever since.

John Walden, li­brary ad­min­is­tra­tor, said of Stubbs, “Althea has an un­lim­ited sup­ply of en­ergy and en­thu­si­asm to­ward her job. I can’t imag­ine this li­brary with­out her, and I ex­pect we will be cel­e­brat­ing her 50th an­niver­sary in 2027 as I don’t ex­pect her to slow down any­time soon. She’s a real as­set to the Li­brar y.”

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Althea Stubbs re­cently cel­e­brated 40 years of ser­vice to the Queen Anne’s County Li­brary.

PHOTO BY DAN TABLER

Althea Stubbs reads a card in front of the an­niver­sary cake at the lun­cheon in honor of her 40th year of ser­vice at the Cen­tre­ville Branch of the Queen Anne’s County Li­brary sys­tem.

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