Library story program vital to NYSARC clients
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 12:29 pm

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter to encourage the residents of Norwood to consider what our community would be forfeiting if the local library was forced to close its doors.

With the upcoming vote just a few weeks away, I have been contemplating what this would mean to me both personally and professionally.

I am a Norwood taxpayer, mother of three young children who attend Norwood Norfolk Central School, and carry the professional role of Assistant Program Director at St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Norwood Day Habilitation Program.

I work with approximately 65 people with various types of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Many of the people we work with very much enjoy going to the library on a weekly basis to hear stories being read. Mrs. Marsha Murray has been opening the doors for us to attend every Thursday for years now.

It is a place the people we serve can go for one hour and not worry about anything but the story. This is very soothing for many people.

Mrs. Murray is exceptional at what she does; everyone is engaged as a small group. Mrs. Murray never lets us down and is there every Thursday rain, shine, sleet, or snow.

Please consider what the Norwood Library means to you and your community on Nov. 15.

Meaghan S. Voss

Assistant Program Director

St Lawrence NYSARC

Norwood Day Habilitation Program