Reece Foxen’s grandmother, who ran a small lending library out of a Market Basket, introduced her to libraries when she was four, teaching her to stamp books at check out. Through the years, libraries put Reece through high school and college, helped her support her children, and enabled her to become a psychologist and work with people, much like the work in a library. As a psychologist, Reece has run psychotherapy groups, worked with individuals both in private practice and within mental health programs, as well as organizing, facilitating, and participating in conferences and training workshops. She has served on community based commissions, such as the Human Rights Commission in Sonoma County. Reece believes in giving to the community as the community has given to her, and sees libraries as part of that give and take process. Serving as a commissioner for the Sonoma County Library is her way of giving to the community in thanks for what she has received. She represents the City of Cloverdale on the Library Commission, and serves as chair of the commission.