Library Worker Named F.C. ‘Employee Of the Year’

Cary Frostick, Youth Services Supervisor at the Mary Riley Styles Library, has been named the 2012 City of Falls Church Employee of the Year, according to a release from the City this afternoon. The Employee Review Board selected Frostick for her supervision of the Youth Services Department, which manages the children’s room, summer reading program, story times, teen volunteers, and more.

“Cary promotes literacy, inspires the love of reading, and encourages learning and respect for diversity in the Library’s young members,” said Mary McMahon, Library Director. “She embodies the qualities and ideals that make the Library such a great place for children, young people, and families. The Employee of the Year award is well-deserved!”

Frostick’s accomplishments include 31 book discussions at the alternative Horizons Day School, 17 story times at the Shire School for autistic and communication-challenged, coordination of the new Early Literacy Activity Center from the Library of Virginia, and a number of year-round programs for children and teens. She also reviewed books for the prestigious School Library Journal, a national publication that reviews books of the development and maintenance of a rich, diverse collection of books, audio books, CDs and movies for children and young people. Frostick is credited with managing the most successful Summer Reading Program in the Library’s history with over 1,200 participants in 2012.

A public reception in Frostick’s honor is scheduled for Monday, April 8, at 6:45 p.m. at Cherry Hill Farmhouse (312 Park Ave.). The award will be presented to Frostick that evening at the City Council meeting in City Hall (300 Park Ave.) at 7:30 p.m.

A total of six City employees were nominated for this award for their outstanding contributions during 2012.

The citizen-based Employee Review Board selects an Employee of the Year each year from nominations submitted by City employees and citizens. The recipient is selected for their involvement in an accomplishment of outstanding worth in advancing and improving public service in the City of Falls Church that produces outcomes, such as higher morale or acts beyond the call of duty, and goes above and beyond the nominee’s normal duties.