Monday, August 28, 2017

Good Bye Farmington Libraries Children's Librarian, emeritus, Nancy DeSalvo

Goodbye Nancy...

I first meet Nancy in the late 1970's and witnessed her great passion and commitment to reading and children's literacy. Nancy lived a life filled with those memories each of us cherishes: children's joy, great stories, and testimonies from children who became amazing adults partially because of her work.  She is, for each of us,  an excellent model of how to live a meaningful life, and I shall miss her; although I shall always remember the joy she developed each day she worked to live the good life.   Smooth Sailing beyond the sea Nancy,  Jay

Monday, August 21, 2017

We as a community watched the Solar Eclipse!

We as a community came together to watch the Solar Eclipse; when the moon was passing in front of the sun during the day revealing its outline piercing around the moon's shadow.    Yes, over 800 people unexpectedly came to see a partially occluded solar eclipse, with only 100 glasses available, we were surprised but acted quickly distributing each pair of glasses to six people, who were asked to share with their fellow sextet, thereby allowing everyone to see the celestial phenomena without a hitch. I am especially proud to work with  an innovative and  talented library team who each pulled together to make this a super event; one which everyone will remember, not necessarily because of the celestial phenomena, but rather because of the kindness and understanding everyone afforded to each other in the act and synergy of sharing and being together.