Falstick officially retired as president of the Friends group at the May 11 luncheon. She was honored with a cake and awards for her many years of overseeing the popular event as well as the projects funded by the Friends.

Over 44 years have passed since the first book review luncheon was held at the Newark Public Library.

The group, Friends of the Newark Public Library, was established by Kay Hallagan and the late Ellen Muth. The monthly luncheons will continue in the fall, but without the leadership of Mrs. Betty Falstick.

Falstick officially retired as president of the Friends group at the May 11 luncheon. She was honored with a cake and awards for her many years of overseeing the popular event as well as the projects funded by the Friends.