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Volume 5, Issue 95  |  November 27, 2020

Guest Letter

Karen Heath Clark

Guest Letter KAren Heath Clark

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NBPLF Chairperson Karen Heath Clark

Dear NBPLF Members & Friends, 

For the next two years, it is my distinct honor to serve the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation (NBPLF) as the Chair of the Board of Directors. The accomplishments and outstanding service of my predecessor, Cathy Voreyer, humble me. She, the Foundation board and staff have moved us into new territory and created a healthier and more transparent Library Foundation, permitting us to better focus on the services and programs we are able to provide for you and our library-loving community. 

Throughout the entire world, the pandemic has created a new, unexpected, and uncertain path. In bravely facing the future, I plan to focus on the words of Helen Keller: “A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.” Rest assured, friends, we will make the turn, come round the bend, and accelerate! We will be resilient and adapt to find innovative and creative ways to move forward. The Foundation board and staff remain as passionate as ever about providing exciting, high quality programs and services. This year they will just look a little different. 

The Library Foundation’s future is dynamic and bright. When the pandemic subsides, I believe it will leave us with a legacy of new, inventive ways to serve you, our members, our friends, and our entire community.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason – to make a suggestion, to ask a question, or to just chat! I’m looking forward to listening and learning from you. 

Thank you, 

Karen Heath Clark, Chair

NBPLF Board of Directors 

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Karen Heath Clark is both attorney and historian, as well as travel adventurer. She has sailed small boats most of her life and has always sought out off-beat travel throughout the world. Politics have also played a huge role in her life. She has always been intrigued by politics and how seemingly insignificant events can change the course of history, which she learned many times over in her research on Bill Clinton. She is the author of “Mediterranean Summers” and “Bill Clinton: America’s Bridge to the 21st Century.” She lives in Corona del Mar with her husband, Bruce.

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