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When Annette Olney first began volunteering in the library at Manchester Memorial Elementary School, Dwight D. Eisenhower was still in office and Mickey Mantle was playing center field for the Yankees.
Now, after teaching three generations of children the joys of literature, the reading and library tutor is retiring, ending a 49-year stint that has made her a fixture at the school.
''She is the matriarch for the school, the grandmother type," said kindergarten teacher Wendy Manninen.
The Boston Globe has more.