Greenwich Free Library

March Newsletter

A Change of Perspective

As many of you know, we are riding out the renovation project in temporary quarters we set up in our community room. Instead of my usual view of the parking lot, I am now looking out on Main Street, right at the intersection of Church and Academy streets. Rather than cringing at people's terrifying parking styles, I am now witness to speeders, Oklahoma-rolling-stoppers, failing-to-signalers and angry horn-honkers. I also see cars stopping for pedestrians in the crosswalks, drivers waving at others to go first, families out walking with bouncing kids, lots of people walking bouncing dogs and that one guy who dances all the way. We are all capable of being the speeding horn-honker. We are all capable of being the sidewalk dancer. We make the choice a thousand times a day.


As we approach one year since the library closed due to COVID, I am preparing to present the library's annual report to the community. Looking back on this extraordinary year, I have been thinking about how many times people have chosen to be positive, how many times people have expressed their appreciation for our diminished services, how many times my co-workers have gone the extra mile to get people the books they want, the services they need and even just that extra bit of conversation to brighten someone's day.


Nobody's life has gone unchanged or unchallenged this year and there is a lot to regret, but I have seen so many lovely moments through this window that I remain hopeful.


Annie

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Annual Report to the Community

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First we took it all apart

Then the professionals REALLY took it all apart

Now we're putting it all back together - better than ever!

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