Dean’s Post

This is a note to all of you who are graduating on May 16.  Congratulations!  We in the Brookens Library will miss those students who worked here in the library and we wish you and all of your fellow graduates well.  There are two things I’d like to ask you to do as you enter a new phase of your life: 1) Don’t forget to read.  Reading enriches your life and enlarges your world, no matter where you live and no matter what your career.  2) Find a local library to support, and it will also support you.  I just returned from Washington D.C., where I joined with librarians from all over the country to ask Congress to increase federal support for libraries.  In this “down” economy, many people are coming to public libraries to find out about jobs and to use the library’s computers to apply for jobs.  If a community college or public university library is close by, citizens may visit them, also, to get information and to use the computers.  Get a library card if you don’t have one already.   Many of you are finished with your formal education, but lifelong learning is always available @ your library.

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