Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Darla Bressler, beloved education librarian, passes away

Darla Bressler, a wonderful colleague, friend, and dedicated educator, passed away at her home last week on Wednesday, March 14th, with her daughter Kelly by her side. Darla was the education librarian at Bloomsburg University, Andruss Library for over 16 years and had retired from the University fall semester 2017 for medical reasons. After a brief hospitalization at Geisinger Hospital in early March, she went home to hospice care. We will miss her greatly.
      Deeply committed to students, Darla was passionate about the power of children’s literature to instill a love of reading and learning in young children and adolescents and was justifiably proud of the Juvenile Collection (children's literature) that she had developed over the years for the BU Library. It was -- and is -- a vibrant collection, heavily used by education students and members of the University community. Darla had requested after her retirement that in lieu of gifts, people make donations to her beloved Juvenile Collection, and her family has requested that the fund be continued to honor and commemorate her work. 
      A visitation for friends and family will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home in Curwensvile, PA, on Tuesday, March 20, from 5 - 8 pm. Her obituary may be viewed and condolences posted online at https://www.pasimplecremation.com/obituary/darla-j-bressler/ 

Darla Bressler Juvenile Collection Fund link.

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