A few weeks ago, Katherine Bruan’s son was in a serious automobile accident. Ever since, her days have been filled with whatever a mom can do to help.
When he was still in the hospital, Katherine got an email from the Westport Library. She had 2 overdue books.
Both had been in the car. When it caught fire, they were destroyed. Katherine said she’d pay for both of them.
Immediately, the library replied: There was no charge.
Take care of your son, the library added. And if you need anything from us, please call.
After the accident, many Westporters have reached out to help Katherine and her son. She is grateful to all.
But that one email was particularly special.
Any library is an institution. How nice that ours also has a heart.