To the editor: On Tuesday, April 6, libraries across the United States will celebrate National Library Workers Day and our own Kent County Public Library staff members will be among those honored, deservedly so!

Having cheerfully worked throughout extensive renovations to the library as Project 2020 was completed, they then, with the onset of the COVID-19 lockdown, designed and implemented procedures meant to keep everyone protected and supplied with books and other reading materials for the duration.

In addition, they produced a workable and successful early voting and Election Day plan, carried out a popular and successful summer reading program for Kent’s kids and implemented a variety of virtual programming for young and old(er) alike.

Kent Countians read and use their library services devotedly. There are, according to new Library Director Arnessa Dowell, a record 8,750 active registered library users here who all have ready access to information and reading pleasure thanks to the hardworking staff members.

We salute them and thank them all wholeheartedly for services well-rendered!

Elisabeth Tully

President

Library Board of Trustees

Barbara Macbeth

President

Library Foundation

Cynthia Saunders

President

Friends of the

Kent County Public Library

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