Meet Mary Knight Vickers: Mary is as much a part of the library as our stunning garden. She has been with us since 2002, long before the Fust Foundation partnered with the Lee County Library System and underwent the major renovation you see today. She was trained by Beth Perkins, who learned from Pansy Cost, who was taught by Roger and Louise Amory. The Amory’s founded the library, so Mary is a direct link to our heritage and a wealth of historical knowledge. And not just the history of the Johann Fust Community Library – Mary grew up on Boca Grande, attending The Island School, where her father was a graduate and her grandson is now a student. Her family owned the Knight Brothers Boatyard, where the Gasparilla Marina stands today. Now, she says, she loves her job because it allows her to continue learning and to make people happy by finding them books that enrich their lives. And she’s very good at it. She loves the beach, yoga, kayaking and putting smiles on the faces of our patrons.
She has too many favorite books to commit to just one, but she loves anything written by Stephen King.