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Tom Tyler, Library Board President, Nancy Hammeke Marshall, Executive Director of Abington Township Public Libraries, 1994-2020

Photo: Nancy Hammeke Marshall and Tom Tyler, Esq., President of the Library Board of Trustees, after presenting her with a 25 year service pin.

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Nancy Hammeke Marshall to Retire from Abington Township Public Library

After serving for 26 years as the Executive Director of the Abington Township Public Library and Roslyn Branch Library, Nancy Hammeke Marshall is set to retire on September 30, 2020.

Throughout Ms. Marshall’s highly successful and respected career, she implemented many technological advancements and building renovations, instituted countless programs for patrons and community members, and received numerous honors for her dedication and exceptional work.

“In her tenure as our Executive Director, Nancy has led the Abington Libraries through unprecedented change and challenge, always with her trademark diligence, thoroughness and imagination, and always faithful to her priorities of ensuring the best interests of the libraries, the Abington Township community, and her devoted and equally resourceful staff,” says Abington Township Public Library President of the Board of Trustees, Tom Tyler.

Chief among Ms. Marshall’s enduring accomplishments were the automation and total renovation of the library building, the creation of beloved reading programs, “Doggone Good Readers” and “Abington Reads,” and, as Mr. Tyler affirms, “the creation of the Library’s endowment, whose value has increased by more than 325% over Nancy’s tenure.”

Ms. Marshall served as the president of the Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium (MCLINC) for three years, and the Abington Community Task Force (ACT) for two years.   

The library has won numerous awards under Ms. Marshall’s leadership: In 2005 and 2016, the library received the Non-Profit of the Year award from the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; in 2009 and 2016, the library received the NAACP’s Community Service Award; Ms. Marshall personally received the NAACP Community Service Award in 2006.

Ms. Marshall’s legacy will endure in the Library, the Township, and in the members of our community whose lives have been made brighter by her devoted work.  In her words, “My tenure has been the greatest honor and privilege of my career.”