It’s been quite a year for me here at the Hamilton Public Library. Mostly, it’s been a year of adjustment to life in Hamilton – specifically what happens in any given calendar year not just for the library, but the community as a whole. For lifelong residents, you get it. To newbies like me, seeing the community come together time and time again is something you really have to witness to understand.
On the list of ‘Big Deal’ things in the village throughout the year, Fourth of July, Pancake Breakfast, Symphorium, Farmers’ Markets, and Night of Lights are all on that list. It may have taken me all year to figure it out, but because those are such popular events attended by almost everyone in Hamilton, it makes sense that the library should be represented in some capacity. For years, we have had floats in the Fourth of July parades, this year we did not. I dismissed the idea of the Fourth of July parade as a fluke, because since everyone has Fourth celebrations, is this one any more special? It turns out, it is quite special, as traditions include the young, old, new, and seasoned. Getting involved in traditions is important not only to our library but the community in general.
And that brings me to the Night of Lights, coming at you this Friday night. Stop by our table and get some free candy canes (while supplies last), courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and see our new robotics kit that will be ready to visit your home next week. We’ll make sure to have a presence there and at other Big Important events throughout the year. As always, thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!