The Westport Library can be a noisy place.
But it does many things well. And some of those things are done very, very quietly.
The 1st book Seth Schachter checked out — and read with his son — was “Mister Doctor.” It’s a wonderful story about a remarkable man, during one of history’s darkest periods.
Seth learned that the subject of the story — Janusz Korczak — had written a Harry Potter-like book, “Kaytek the Wizard.” He wanted to check it out for his 9-year-old son. But the library did not own it.
A few days later, the library emailed Seth. The book was on hold.
They’d purchased the book. They already received it, cataloged it, and reserved it for him.
It’s a little thing, sure.
But the library didn’t have to do it. They didn’t have to go the extra mile.
That they did — and did it so graciously, quickly and quietly — says a lot about the Westport Library, and everyone who works there.
You might say: It speaks volumes.