Bittersweet Farewell to Library Employee

Do you know this face? You probably do if you've ever visited the 1st floor Adult Reference Desk. This is Glenn Kersten, a 13 year employee of our library, and 8/29 was his last day before a well-deserved retirement. Glenn has been an anchor of kindness, patience, & expertise in our Reference Dept., and he will be missed! If you have a fond memory of interacting with Glenn at the library, FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT below.

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Oh gosh, can we call Glenn at home for computer help???

Glenn, you always been very helpful and patient , I am so sorry to see you go.

Have a wonderful retirement! You are going to love it.

The good ones are always the first to go. The other day was my first time here, & I just thought he was a great guy with a great aura! Hate to see him go.

Thanks for all of your help. You will be missed around the library. Enjoy!

Dear Glenn, Thanks for your help in researching, locating and advising me regarding library resources. Thank you also for showing an interest in some of my work. I will always remember your kind smile and friendly manner. May God continue to bless you as you have blessed others. Peace.

Good Man Glenn ; Nancy & I wish you all the best on your retirement. Thanks for all your help over the years. May God Bless you and watch over you as you move on to your next gig. Keep a song in your heart. Cheers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for your dedication to the TPPL & it's patrons, you will be greatly missed. Enjoy a well deserved retirement.

Thanks for your dedication,determination,devotion and discipline to your most
honorable profession.May you be blessed with good health & happiness

Glenn I have mixed emotions about your well earned retirement. I will certainly miss your helpfulness, your smile and your voice but I understand that you need time to explore more of what life offers. Bon Voyage

Really have enjoyed dealing with Glen he has always been friendly and very helpful, and he will be missed. Have a great retirement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you all for your kind words and wishes! My first week as an unemployed bum have been very busy -- as I was told to expect. I will miss all of my friends at the library, but as Elvis once said: "I've got a lot of livin' to do!"


Hope you enjoy retirement - I hear it's pretty fun, tho I'm not quite there yet. We'll expect to see you and your singing group on the road and out and about performing - maybe America's Got Talent?? Thanks for all of your help over the years. :)

Glenn, It has been a pleasure to work with you and to see you to just say Hi! I hope you enjoy all the good things life has to offer,. Hope to see you around sometime soon!

Thank you for helping me figure out how to order e-books for my Kindle and for answering all my questions. Enjoy your retirement, you've earned it.

Glenn - just now found this announcement about your retirement. You've been a tremendously knowledgeable, generous professional in guiding me with all my unusual reference questions. You're also a good colleague. Hope your retirement brings new adventures and enjoyment, especially with time to do what you want to do.

-- Martin Tuohy

Thank you for always helping me find things Glenn! You were a face of the library that I always looked forward to seeing, even though I don't come say hello.
You exude kindness and patience with every first word that you speak. You are one of a kind that will not be easily replaced. Congratulations on your retirement. I wish you a long and satisfying one.

Thanks for all the help over the years. I hope you enjoy your future years.

Craduates on Your RETIREMENT Enjoy Your Retirement Keep Good Work Your Retirement Tinley Park Public Library

Thanks for your help when I was an aspiring librarian! You're help and advice have carried into my career as an Adult Reference Librarian. Enjoy retirement!

When my daughter was trying to get me started with my Nook, Glenn was patience personified. We weren't able to get the bugs out, but it wasn't for his lack of trying. You will be missed. C Borkowski

I have known for some time that you were going to retire. I knew you had mixed emotions. I can understand. Now is your time in life to do what you have waited to do. I hope you enjoy yourself and have a long, healthy life of relaxation! Thanks for all of your help in so many areas!

Thank you so much for consistently being a fine source of information, whatever my question. I sensed that you truly enjoyed your work, and this came through with each thorough answer provided.
I wish you the best in your retirement!

Thank you for all the great years of advice and assistance on so many research projects from A to Z! Subjects ran from researching doctors to tax forms. I NEVER left empty handed! Your kindness and humor made it quite a pleasure to come to the library.

All of the very best to you and your family Glenn!

Happy Trails to you!

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