In Memorium

Edith Lippert

Members of The Library Foundation of Hillsboro are saddened to announce the passing of longtime Hillsboro resident, Edith Grace Lippert. October 5, 1929 – January 28, 2023

Secretary of the Foundation

At the time of her death at age 93, Edith was serving as Secretary of the Library Foundation of Hillsboro. From the Foundation’s inception in 1989, Edith was active in its annual events and building fundraisers.

Chair of the Library Board

Edith was active in library affairs and in education circles for decades. She served on the City of Hillsboro Library Board beginning in January 1980. At her very first meeting, she was elected Chair of the Board, and she held that position for nine years straight, until she termed out in June 1989.

The Book Case, AAUW, School Board

During this time, she also managed “The Book Case,” located at Third and Main in downtown Hillsboro. Edith was known as a superior “reader’s advisor.” She was familiar with all the popular authors and book titles and could be relied upon for excellent reading recommendations.

Along with her public library and Foundation responsibilities, Edith also shared her time and talents with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Hillsboro School Board, and the Oregon School Board Association. She was a firm proponent of public schools and higher education, and she was well-respected among her peers on these various boards.

The Reading Mother

Her choice of a quotation for her tile in the new (2007) Brookwood Main Library was fittingly/appropriately the last line of a poem by Strickland Gillilan entitled The Reading Mother: “Richer than I you can never be – I had a Mother who read to me.”

Celebrating a long history of successful support of the Hillsboro Public Library