The following press release is from the Connetquot Public Library:
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Fred Rogers. From the Connetquot Public Library, we thank all of the helpers in our community and beyond for their dedication, courage, and strength. We miss you all and look forward to being together once again. From our medical community to our scientific community, from our first responders to law enforcement and all military branches and from our pharmacies to our supermarkets and local grocers, from our transporters to our supply chain, from our maintenance and repair to service industries and sanitation, from our local restaurants and food establishments to food delivery services, from our postal service to warehouse and delivery personnel, from our utility services to our internet service providers, from our educators and support staff everywhere, for caregivers, for those working from home, for those who will return to work, for volunteers, neighbors, families, friends, and all who uplift and move us, we thank you. The list grows exponentially for those who make a difference. You are not forgotten.
The sounds of sirens, the sound of horns, the sounds of gratitude remind us we are in this together. Even apart, we are still together, strong and united. As some of our youngest members place rainbows in their windows, the drawings have become symbols of hope, reminders that we are here for one another today, and always.
While our building is closed, our hearts remain open, the library is still here for you, our community. In coordination with other Suffolk County public libraries, our 3D printer has been used to help manufacture headbands for face shields needed for hospital personnel and testing site staff at Stony Brook Hospital. Our teens created cards for our brave health care providers and the patients who cannot receive visitors during this time. If you need updated COVID-19 information and resources, please visit our website at www.connetquotlibrary.org and click on COVID-19 update.
The library is also offering an array of registered classes for our members via ZOOM for Children, Teens, and Adults. Please visit our website at www.connetquotlibrary.org and click on virtual classes. Do you still have questions for us? Librarians are available to answer your questions by email or text. Would you rather talk? Leave us a voicemail at 631-227-3992 and we will call back as soon as we can. “Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world,” Fred Rogers. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. Always. In this together.