On September 15, Martha Smith of Vinland, Kansas, celebrated her 103rd birthday! Congratulations to Ms. Smith, who according to the American Library Association, is the oldest librarian.
Ms. Smith has been working almost non-stop at the Vinland Public Library since 1926. The Library first opened in 1859 and is now filled with historic finds–like Ms. Smith herself. She has never ventured farther away than Nebraska.
According to a story about her in the Kansas City Star online newspaper, Ms. Smith follows John Wesley’s motto, “Do all the good that you can to all the people that you can and by all means that you can as long as you can.”
Best wishes, Ms. Smith, and thanks for all the good that you’ve been doing for so long!