We were pleased to honor Joan Zimmett on July 9 for her retirement.
Coming This Summer: A "New" Room!
Summer is here, but that doesn't mean we - or you - are slowing down. Our building is busier than ever, and as I've mentioned in prior communications, we have been actively looking at ways to carve out more member space. As a result, I'm pleased to announce that over the summer we will be returning my office on the Third Floor to member use. Library Controller Lawi Kibet and I will be relocating to a temporary space on the Fourth Floor. This move is the first in a larger plan we're evaluating to create additional workspaces for members, and we plan to share it with all of you later in the year.
In other building news, we are waiting on approvals from the city to replace our fire alarm system, as well as our sidewalk. These two projects may get underway as soon as this summer. We'll update you as soon as we have more concrete plans, so please read the monthly e-news and check our website for regular updates.
And finally! We have begun rolling out membership cards to everyone age nine and older. As previously announced (see my 6/3/19 blog post and my Fall 2018 Books & People column), new members will receive cards upon joining, and current members will receive theirs at renewal. However, if you'd like yours sooner, just let me or any staff member know. We hope you'll love them - and that you'll discover what is truly special about the design.
As always, feel free to reach out to me if you have questions. Enjoy the summer. Happy reading!