Usually the Staff Says section of this newsletter is used to shine a spotlight each month on one employee and what they feel you should know about the Library. This's true of this month, as well, but you will need to be patient with me for a moment while I get there.
You see, I am expecting to be a father around the first week of November. When I'm not currently assembling baby furniture or working, I'm spending a great deal of time thinking about being responsible for another human being for the first time in my life. It is, quite frankly, terrifying.
That being said, I'm incredibly thankful as a father for this Library. For twelve years I have seen the passion that goes into all the children's programs. I see the shelves lined with wonderful new books alongside the elaborate displays the staff creates to awe the little ones. And I have watched the children's story times grow into the playful, educational events they are today.
As a Librarian, I know how important reading is for a child. It's one piece of advice every baby book agrees upon. But still - how fortunate my son is to have such a wonderful Library to learn in and enjoy. I can't wait to introduce him to it.
- Michael Hale