Greenwich Free Library

August Newsletter

WWYD? (What Would Yogi Do?)

Yogi Berra may or may not have said, "It ain't over 'til it's over", but it is a handy phrase these days. Just when we thought that we were getting ahead of COVID, the vaccination rate stalled, the Delta variant took hold and the infection numbers started creeping up again. Many of us who run public facilities are starting to wonder if/when we're going to have to start re-implementing all the measures we've been so happy to be free from. A neighboring county has already gone back to a mask mandate and I have been eyeing the plexiglass shields I was so happy to take off our beautiful new circulation desk. It's deja vu all over again!

Recently, I came to a fork in the road and decided to take it. My husband's job was eliminated, due to COVID, and he retired a few years ahead of schedule. Since the last year and a half has made it very clear that the future ain't what it used to be, we agreed that I should retire too, so we could start doing all of our "someday" things now. So, as of October, I'll be taking a two hour nap from one to four any time I feel like it.

People keep asking what we're going to do and, while I've heard that if you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else. It's a hard time to make plans, so we're going with the words of another purveyor of silly-sounding wisdom, If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there. If all goes well, although we expect to start with camping, eventually we'll be traveling to hotels where the towels are so thick I can't close my suitcase. And, of course, checking out lots of books from my local library and having time to actually read them!

Many thanks for making this a great job for so long. As I always say, libraries are about people and you have been some wonderful people to work for.

All the best,


Keep Reading This Summer!

There's still time to read and submit your entries for prizes.
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Kids, teens and adults all had a great time at our last class and the hour flew by. There are still spots open for the August class!

Life on the Farm with Farmer Tom Walsh

Come celebrate the end of summer with stories and songs! Free Admission
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Booker Prize

It seems like there are a million literary prizes out there. I have never been able to keep up, but I have always found great reads on the Booker list.

2021 Booker Prize longlist announced