We interrupt your regularly scheduled bookish goodness to offer our sincere thanks.
Thank you, Pittsburgh, for loving your library. Thank you for caring enough to go to the polls, consider the library referendum, and make an informed choice. Thank you for making it possible for us to continue providing books in multiple formats, quality programming for patrons of all ages, access to technology, and neighborhood library services. You have demonstrated a great deal of faith in us and the work we do, and we couldn’t let another day go by without acknowledging how much that means to us.
In return, we promise to repay your trust with the high-quality service and skills to which you have become accustomed. Have questions? We’ll answer them, via whichever medium is most convenient for you. Want book recommendations? We can do that. Help with your job search, resume, or cover letter? Easy peasy. Quench your undying thirst for knowledge? Happy to oblige. If you can dream of it, the library has the resources to help you achieve it, whatever “it” might happen to be.
It is an honor and a pleasure to work for you. And if you haven’t visited us in a while? Please consider this your invitation to come back and experience all the wonderful things we have to offer. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you find. This is, and is not, your grandparents’ library: the 21st-century Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh combines the best of its traditional services with continual improvements and innovations. Stop by and get to know us all over again.
—Leigh Anne, for the Eleventh Stack blog team
with a special tip of the hat to all the library workers in less visible positions, who make magic “behind the curtain.”