Author T.S. Elliot once said, “The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.”
As a well-known writer, Elliot may have been biased when it came to the importance of libraries in society. Still, his sentiment rings true.
Through wars, famines and economic upheaval, libraries have provided communities across the world with information, resources and entertainment.
Their roles haven’t changed in 2020, despite the restrictions a pandemic imposes.
“It’s a helping profession,” said Leslie Pallotta, director of the Cranberry Public Library. “I see us almost as a stress-relief service.”
Like many libraries in Pennsylvania, the Cranberry Public Library has adjusted its operations to meet the needs of patrons.