Throughout her career, Blomeley has enjoyed watching patrons learn and grow. “Helping people achieve a-ha moments is very satisfying,” she says. One example of growth during her tenure is an elementary school-aged girl who started visiting the library when the girl’s family moved to West Cobb, who is now attending library school herself.
West Cobb Regional Library Manager Steve Powell says he appreciates Blomeley’s “calm and professional demeanor and her ability to juggle being a colleague and mentor at the same time, all while managing the region. Sherry has a positive and encouraging attitude towards staff and always does what she can to help staff members succeed.”
Angie Bozeman, Head of Adult Services at West Cobb Regional Library, remembers working with Blomeley before the library opened, when “there were boxes all over the place and no furniture. We were both at West Cobb from day one, and I will truly miss working with her, especially on Monday nights.”
Blomeley will be moving to Ellijay upon retirement, where she will keep her mother company in the mountain community. When asked what she will miss most about the job, Blomeley replied, “Certainly it will be the people I work with and the patrons.” She looks forward to “reading fluffy books” as well as relaxing and getting re-involved with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, where she spent 21 years teaching boating safety and recruiting for the Coast Guard Academy.