2018 was an important year for the ‘gingerbread library.’
Its unique historical building celebrated the 100th anniversary of being used as a library, and there was great excitement when the library replica built in 2004 came back to us and again needed a new home. We were pleased when the winner of the raffle turned out to be from our own neighborhood so the little library and its offspring will not be far apart.
In a time when everyone wants the newest gadget—and wants it yesterday- -our patrons keep coming back because, though we are always getting new books and films, the personal touches we offer, the feeling of walking on the floorboards of history as patrons browse, the attention and sense of community nobody ever gets in a box store, all endure.
In 2019, the library will welcome a new director, as I hand over a special place I’ve loved to the capable and creative hands of the library’s current assistant director, Veronica Hernandez. It has been great to know and serve so many wonderful patrons. Thanks for all the fine memories, and keep reading!!
- Anne Speyer