‘Friends’: Library can use some help
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 12:07 pm

To The Editor:

A recent NCTW survey question asked “What are your school age children doing this summer?” In Norwood, many are participating in Norwood Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Make a Splash.- Read.”

As a new member of the “Friends of the Library,” I volunteered to take a few pictures of one of the sessions and send them in to North Country this Week.

I slipped in quietly, not wanting to disrupt the program, and was pleased to hear the library filled with excited voices and creative chatter. Eight young children were around a table, working on soda bottle fish for their “aquariums.” Although I had only planned to stay a few minutes, I was quickly engaged (and covered with paint)!

In an age where so many children are spending so much of their time watching TV and playing video games, it was a treat for me to spend time with this enthusiastic group.

I remember, as a child, the library was one of my favorite places – a passport to other worlds and endless possibilities. Maybe that is why I was so heartened by this experience.

Unfortunately, the Norwood Library is in serious financial trouble. I hope that our community members will step up and give the library their support. I would hate to see our village lose this valuable resource.

Maureen Triolo

Norwood