Tuesday, November 1, 2011
When most librarians blog about Halloween at their library, they talk about the kids, the programs and the costumes. For Caldwell's residents, Halloween's usual merriment was supplanted by worries over storm damage. No one expects a heavy snowstorm in October! On Halloween, the Caldwell Public Library became a haven for people who needed to get warm, check their email, charge their cell phone or their laptop, and stay connected to the world at large.
We saw a record number of people enter the library, and it was literally standing room only. Our computers had a waiting list for people who needed access, and we had multiple users on their own wireless devices. One especially helpful staff member ran home to get extra power strips to allow more people access to our electricity.
The Caldwell Public Library is known as the Heart of Our Town, and I believe we proved that our heart is open to everyone.
Our younger patrons did enjoy trick or treating in the library, and we were pleased to see some great costumes! In the afternoon everyone enjoyed a showing of Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, a great comedic horror classic.
We hope that everyone who found us yesterday will continue to stop in and make use of our Library. Remember, we're here for everyone.