1.19.23 | Community Support Helped Us Get New Floors! Thank you!

Dear Friends,

I like thinking about how many utterances it takes to make a phrase commonplace. Who was the first person to utter the dust has settled? That’s the phrase on my mind today as I notice the relative calm of the library. After all the floor work done between late December and early January, the dust has finally settled here. If you came to Skidompha for the first time this week, you wouldn’t know that a couple of weeks ago, we were all doing our best to maneuver through the commotion! For all of you who were part of the scene of our commotion, thank you for your patience. We hope you are enjoying the new floor and carpet as much as we are.

For those of you who have read my letters for a while, you know I work to point my mind toward gratitude. Much of our funding comes from grants and donations. Many people think of books and programming when they think of supporting the library, but the facility needs constant attention, too, especially being over 20 years old. The grants, donations, and support you give allow us to do work like fixing up the physical space, adding computers, or fixing the boiler or water heater; for that, we are so grateful.

We hope to see you soon at Skidompha!

Be well,

Matthew Graff
Executive Director
Skidompha Public Library