As a recent past president of the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Director Philip Israel and the staff of our library for their service to the Town of Westfield and neighboring communities during Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.
The library was one of few places open to provide warmth, internet access, charging of cell phones and a place to come together during a most difficult time. In a world where people are quick to complain about all manner of things, it is imperative to let our friends at the library know how much we appreciate their being there for us (even for 3 nights until midnight!). Many staff members had to travel in the dark, and the snow, to make this wonderful building available for those of us without heat, lights, phones and internet.
I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Westfield Memorial Library and its staff.