Rochelle A. Murray — December 14, 1936 – July 31, 2022

We are heartbroken to announce that our dear friend, Board Emeritus member, and lifelong champion of children’s literacy Rochelle Murray passed away on Sunday, July 31 in her home.

Rochelle served the community her entire life: as a children’s librarian at the Davenport Public Library for 45 years (its children’s library now known as the Rochelle A. Murray Children’s Center), as a radio host, and as a founder and director of the Children’s Literature Festival with her close friend David R. Collins.