Reading has been a life long passion for Edna Greenhorn, personally and professionally. In 1997, after a 37 year career as a librarian, Edna moved to Western Reserve Masonic Community bringing her skills and love of reading with her.
Working with a small committee of residents, Edna took a “would be” library with donated books, and turned it into the wonderful asset Western Reserve has now. She has put systems in place for tracking the books and programs for residents to enjoy the love of reading. The library committee, which Edna initiated, meets at least twice a month, while Edna herself usually spends a few days a week keeping everything organized, and receiving book donations.
She has also partnered with the local library system to create a book of the month club. Whether it’s audio, big print or standard, Edna makes those books accessible to WRMC residents.
“Sometimes it gets to be twenty books,” said Edna. Everyone reads the same book and they meet to discuss it. The biggest part of her time is with the book club as Edna reads several books a month to pick one for the following month’s club.