This is a Thanksgiving week like no other. There is much going on now that doesn’t inspire a spirit of thanksgiving. However, I’m taking this week to remember things for which I am truly thankful.
Given the current economy, I’m thankful that I have a job. Not only that, but it is one that is often enjoyable and rewarding (though a bit less so these days). I am thankful for having a great staff that cooperates with me and with each other. I am thankful for a great Board of Trustees and for a terrific Friends of the Library group, who do so very much for the library. I’m grateful for other helpful volunteers who contribute their time.
I am extremely grateful for the generous response to our Annual Appeal in these difficult times, and for every donation, no matter how small or large.
I’m thankful to be part of a Federated Library System, Library District, and wider library community, which have been helpful and supportive in this time of uncertainty and continuing adaptation.
I am grateful that (at least as of this writing) our library staff has not had a case of or known exposure to COVID-19, and we are able to keep our doors open. (I’d hate for anyone to be sick, and an exposure would require a temporary closure of the library.)
I’m more grateful than I can even begin to express for library patrons who have been very cooperative with our pandemic abatement measures. While a few individuals have fussed a bit about having to wear a mask in the library, there have been none of the major disruptions I feared, given what I’ve heard about incidents in retail establishments. This helps keep us safe and allows us to keep providing service!
The Library Lady