Robert Paul Brown
- Board Trustee
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I remember my father introducing me to the library. I have
been an inveterate reader since discovering The Sword in the Fjord on
the shelves as a youth. I spent so much time in my hometown library, they put
me to work. After awhile, they paid me. It was my first job. In college I
haunted the *Z*s in the stacks.
All four generations of my family in
town are readers. Different things at different paces, but if they are not in
the middle of something then they are looking for their next read.
Libraries are among the most important, profound and vital institutions
create by humankind. The American public libraries are a national treasure. By
their nature they are at risk. We should never take them for granted. We do
every day, but we shouldn’t.
I hope my efforts as a trustee
help promote and protect our library and others. They need to continue to be a
fundamental and uplifting resource for the common good of the community and all
its people. And an oasis for thirsty minds.
It is an honor to
participate with the trustees and staff in serving the patrons of the Kalamazoo