In 2007, almost every day a group of us homeless veterans from the veterans shelter would make our way over to the third floor of the Kirstein Business Library. This was a wonderful branch and the memories live on vividly in my mind. There was a rickety elevator and it was a precarious thrill to ride in the tiny elevator. We then arrived at the computer area where we were served by the helpful and caring librarians, especially Bill and Teresa. I heartily enjoyed the bust of Elvis Presley which also shared the space there with Bill, Teresa, and the homeless veterans. Sometimes it inspired patrons to sing his songs as they looked for jobs online or surfed the web. Bill and Teresa maybe didn’t like my singing , but they treated all the men and women with care and kindness.
by Jennifer Ragan