December 1, 2021

Ivoryton Library Association Announces Resignation of Director Robbi Storms

The Board of Directors of The Ivoryton Library Association regretfully announces the resignation of its longtime Director, Robbi Storms. For the past 17 years, Robbi dedicated herself to the success of the Library and the Ivoryton community. Her many accomplishments include co-authoring with Don Malcarne and publishing books which captured the history of our community as well as producing an amazing documentary entitled “Legacies of White Gold” which tells the story of our history through the ivory trade.

Due to Robbi’s exhaustive efforts, the Library has amassed a collection of historical archives which has been utilized by researchers on local and international levels. She worked with the Essex Historical Society and collaborated with the Connecticut State Library. Robbi also brought opera programs, art exhibits and foreign language classes to our community. Recently, Robbi proposed the development of the Ivoryton Alliance which resulted in a group of concerned citizens and business owners joining together for the betterment of all with events such as the Ivoryton Illuminations.

Despite the Board’s invitation to Robbi to continue her work at the library, she has opted to resign. It is with gratitude and appreciation for her extensive service to the Library, the Board of Directors, the staff and our many volunteers wish Robbi all the very best in her new ventures and know that she will always be a part of the Ivoryton Library legacy.

For the immediate future, our assistant director Elizabeth Alvord will be assuming responsibilities as Interim Director.