Stubbs celebrates 40 years at library
— 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.”
Althea Stubbs recently celebrated 40 years of service to the Queen Anne’s County Library.
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.