Renewing Our Days
One of the most exciting anticipations of the New Year, when I was a child, was the promise of having something new to celebrate. It could be a new item of clothing, or a new book (much more fun…) or even a new cake recipe tried by my mother, the aromas wafting in as we were coming back from school on erev Rosh ha-Shanah. These “signs”, and the hint of rain in the air, always carried with them a promise of renewal & change, while at the same time reassuring me of the blessings of tradition and continuity.
When I reflect on what shapes my vision for the library, and what drives my work ethic,
I go back in my mind to these four components: renewal and change, tradition and continuity, and look for them to guide me in my actions and decisions.
I hope you can find evidence of these driving forces whenever you enter and/or use our library, and keep me honest if you don’t.
On behalf of the Frances-Henry Library staff: Sally, Joel, Liz, Janet, Rochelle, Nick, Sheryl & myself
Shanah Tovah u-G’mar Hatimah Tovah
(A Good Year and a Favorable Inscription in the Book of Life)