I would like to take this opportunity to say hello to Philadelphia and to let you know that along with the trustees, directors, and staff of the Free Library, I look forward to continuing a long and wonderful tradition of providing quality library service to all residents of Philadelphia.
I am excited about all of the possibilities and challenges there are to providing the kind of library services you want, buildings you want to go to, and programs that meet your interests or will spark you to investigate another. The Free Library of Philadelphia is here for you—it's your library. As I visit each of the regional and neighborhood libraries that make up this wonderful system I hope to be able to meet as many Philadelphians as I possibly can so that I can hear directly from you what you would like to see happening in your library. In the meantime, please feel free to respond to this message. I look forward to hearing from you.