How do we love Anne Krautheim, director of this New Jersey institution? Let us count the ways. 1) She has established free yoga and other low-impact exercise classes. 2) Her library serves as a clubhouse for groups devoted to knitting, bridge, mahjong, and pinochle. 3) Want to improve your writing, watercolor, coding, or SAT-taking skills? There’s a course for that. 4) You can get documents notarized and passports renewed here. 5-7) Italian dinners! DVD Fridays! Library Book Bingo!
The fact that Anne is also a loyal customer and shameless promoter of Field Goods (see her “American Gothic” inspired portrait, above) doesn’t hurt, either. Seriously, though, enthusiastic, innovative librarians like Anne are the very glue that holds small communities together. And we’re just darn proud to be associated with the effort. So if you’re picking up at the Totowa library on Thursday, take a moment to thank Anne on both of our behalves.
PS: If you’re picking up elsewhere and believe that your site deserves a public display of affection, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your hometown library, school, YMCA, or place of business could get a shout-out in future Field Goods newsletters and social-media posts!