For the Oak Bluffs Library


To the Editor:

It is with gratitude that I write this letter to commend Sandra Murphy, Oak Bluffs Library Director, and Zoe Thompson, Children and Young Adult Librarian. I attended a number of events at the Oak Bluffs Library and I saw the joy on the faces of children, parents, and grandparents as children engaged in activities that prompted their curiosity, imagination, and wonder. The librarians were equally delighted. With warmth and professionalism they made the library most inviting and welcoming.

It was with gratitude and admiration that I wrote the attached poem as an expression of my appreciation for their work. Kudos to the Oak Bluffs community for their support of their exemplary library.

The Martha’s Vineyard Times is also to be commended for its important role in announcing and recording community events. Your reporting plays an important role in shaping, maintaining, and building community on Martha’s Vineyard.

Judith A. Garan

Yonkers, N.Y.

The Community Library at Oak Bluffs

The Community Library at Oak Bluffs

Children and families visiting

Activities planned with care

Designed ingeniously

The library filled with books

Visited frequently

A mission fulfilling

Dynamic programming

Staff always evaluating

Essential qualities emphasizing

Librarians that care

Librarians that share

Embracing children and families

Planning meaningful activities

The joy of learning

An odyssey

An adventure

For all ages

Book by book

Page by page

A window to the world

The world discovering

At Oak Bluffs Library

A model program

A community of learners

A gift to the community

Thank you for building

The Martha’s Vineyard Community

At the Oak Bluffs Library