The library at Appleton Village School will be renamed after longtime teacher Beverly Moody Thursday, April 17, during an assembly.

According to her daughter Michele Dostie, Moody taught several grade levels at the school during her near 40-year tenure.

"She was a pretty strong influence in the community," Dostie said.

Moody earned her bachelors degree in education from Farmington State Teachers College in 1956 and moved to the Midcoast area. She taught at Rockland High School prior to AVS.

Moody died in November 2013 at the age of 79. In her obituary, she was remembered as an influential educator — "She was passionate about education, especially reading, math and science. Generations of students fondly remember her as an educator who made a significant difference in their lives. Her mantra 'give a man a fish he will be fed for a day, teach him to fish he will be fed for life' was always seen adorning her classroom walls."

The assembly begins at 2:30 p.m. and a plaque will be presented to the family.