Hey everyone! Richard here. I know it’s been a long couple weeks of goodbyes, but I’d like to add to the choir. In July, 2010 I called this guy in the photo with me in for an interview after he applied for a position that I had open at the library. One reference described him as “the nicest man who’s ever worked for me,” while another added “Shane is ‘that employee’ who you never forget and wish never left.” Recently, a Bailey patron described him as “Mary Poppins” because he “arrived unannounced, changed our lives for the better, but now he has to go.” Well I just want to say that Shane was “that employee” and we do wish he’d never leave! Hundreds of you have stopped by to share stories with me about how Shane changed your lives, and I think that’s very neat for a town librarian to have that type of impact on the community. Tomorrow is Shane’s last day at Bailey, and from all of us in Winthrop - we will miss you, and best of luck on your next journey! ...
My heart is full. Thank you so much for the many warm wishes and beautiful comments you’ve all left me here and in person over the past couple of weeks. You’ll never know how much they mean to me! Bailey Public Library will forever have part of my heart and soul. It has truly been my honor and privilege to work for all of you. Please don’t forget me! Love, Shane
Ron and I will miss you Shane your a wonderful person , Your the best , it will take big shoes to fill your spot 🙂 <3 Love ya , Ron and Vicki 🙂
Godspeed Shane ☘️ Thank You for your friendly smile and warm greeting every time any of my family members came to the library. You will be missed!
Good luck Shane M. Billings! Remember you are so welcomed back, if you are called to do so! I shall miss your kindness, warmth, respect for all. As I have ALWAYS said, the world needs more Shane's!
Yes, to all you said! I gave him a little something when I had to leave town and "his" library, hope he takes it with him and remembers me as well as I do him! So glad I left first, can't imagine the place without him!
Best of luck to your future whatever is ahead you got this and it's exciting we will miss you myself included.
Shane was the first person to welcome us to Winthrop. He IS amazing, and will be missed!
I truly will miss this guy. He made a huge impact on my entire family. It is going to take alot to find someone as spectacular as Shane M. Billings!
Good luck Shane!! And I'm sad to see you go but remember this is a new chapter in your life so embrace it and go out and shine for the world to see.
Such a great tribute to an outstanding human being! Wishing Shane happiness and success in his new ventures.
Shane will be very missed for his warmth and welcoming personality. Good luck in your new adventure!
Perfect description. Shane, we wish you the best in all that comes next!
Shane has been amazing and we all wish him the best in what’s next! ♥️👏📖
Wishing you all the best Shane M. Billings! I’m excited to see where this next chapter takes you! Xo
You will be very much missed, Shane! (((HUGS)))
Shane M. Billings I didn't get to say goodbye. I already knew you were amazing. But if I were to calculate your amazingness based on the number of people that have asked about you since I started working here, it would be 1,000%! Everyone is going to miss you so much. Good luck in all you do!
Thanks for saying YES to Shane and Shane, thanks for saying YES to Winthrop! 💚
Yes agreed!!! Congratulations our friend many Blessings always!!!