The Jackson County Public Library will be celebrating a bitter sweet milestone with County Librarian Dottie Burnette on December 11th. Burnette will be retiring from her post at the end of the year. Brunette has served as Jackson County Librarian since May 2007, and before that was branch librarian at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, as well as an assistant librarian at the Macon County Public Library and WCU’s Hunter Library. A native of Sylva, Brunette graduated from Western Carolina University and received her Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As Jackson County Librarian, Brunette oversaw the library’s 2011 move from its previous location on Main Street, currently the Sylva Police Department, to its new home on the site of the Old Courthouse overlooking Main Street. The December 11th reception, held in her honor, will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Community Room of the Jackson County Library. It is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Jackson County Public Library at 586-2016.