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In 1996 Joan Primm and her late husband, Bob Bell, moved into a villa at the Springfield Masonic Community. About two years after Bob’s death in 1998 she met John Primm, who she married in 2000. As a couple, John and Joan were very active in volunteering and activities around the Springfield campus until John passed away in 2014. It’s those volunteer opportunities that keep her busy to this day.

Ten years ago, Joan’s passion for books led her to volunteer as a librarian for the Rickly Library which serves residents living in Rickly Commons, a task she still performs. Joan also orders new books for both the Rickly and Cunningham Manor Libraries. Over the years she has gained insight as to the type of books the Springfield residents enjoy, and, she gets a lot of pleasure ordering books to sustain their appetite for reading.

In addition to new books, the library has many books donated by residents and their friends. If a book is a duplicate or cannot be placed in the library, she stores if for the annual book sale which takes place every June at Ohio Masonic Home Day. Working on the sale is a huge undertaking but Joan finds it rewarding to great familiar faces each year. Funds raised through the sale are used to purchase more books for each library.

After 20 years, Joan is still fond of Springfield Masonic Community and all the opportunities she has to volunteer. Besides the library, you can find her helping in the Gift Shop, on the Welcome Committee, and as an Ambassador greeting visitors interested in touring the campus.

- Joan Primm

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