November 4, 1927 – January 10, 2019
Eleanor Silverman was born on November 4, 1927 and passed away on January 10, 2019.
- Graveside Service Tuesday, January 15, 2019
January 18, 2019
It's been almost 40 years since I left Point Road, and I can picture Mrs. Silverman, in her gowns and with her owls, as if I'd just been in her library. I should say "our" library, because she made it a place where all were welcome, avid reader or not. Her book groups kept my love of reading kindled through my elementary years, and that flame has never dimmed. Our "Owl lady" was truly unique, a gift to her students and the profession of education. My sympathies to her entire family.
January 16, 2019
Mrs. Silverman was the most wonderful person, a great figure from my childhood. Her enthusiasm and encouragement to all her students was unrivaled. She was the highest point and happiest memory of my early grammar school days.
What an extrodinary person, I am so grateful to have had her as a teacher/librarian in those years.
My sympathy to Mrs. Silverman’s family .
January 16, 2019
I was just talking to a new friend about Mrs. Silverman last week. How, in her gentle way, she personified the magic found in books, conjuring the fantastical, and all by being herself. She With so many years between grammar school and now, I forget so many things. Yet I can picture her perfectly - her floor-length dresses, the way she moved about the library figurines of special owls placed throughout. Godspeed into the mystery, Mrs. Silverman.
January 14, 2019
When I was at Point Road School in the early 80’s, I loved visiting Mrs Silverman’s library class. She had the most soothing voice and I loved seeing her owls, and her hair down about once a year. She called us to select a book to read by alphabetical order and when she started using our middle names, I was laughed at and very embarrassed when I told her that I didn’t have one. She said that this was very special because when you don’t have a middle name she gives you her favorite name, “Owl”. I am turning 47 this year, have 2 sensitive children that I read to nightly, have become a psychologist working with children, and my dearest friends from elementary school still call me Ann Owl. This world will certainly be missing our favorite librarian who touched the hearts of so many 🦉