- The following letter was published in the December Seaford Public Library newsletter's "From the President's Desk" column.
To the Editor:
Our Seaford community was severely affected by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.
Much of the harbor area was devastated by the water surge and high winds and virtually no part of our hamlet was unaffected. Most homes and businesses lost electricity and heat for some period of time. Some residents remain without essential utilities at Thanksgiving. Those of us who have spent our lifetimes in Seaford have never seen so muchphysical damage or emotional suffering.
But, we will recover and we will be stronger and better. Fellow residents have rallied around those in need. Each of us has seen and heard of acts of charity and good works that make all of us proud to be from Seaford.
Your Seaford Library was so pleased to be able to open the library for extra hours and on a Sunday (when we are normally closed). Residents were able to get warm, charge up their phones and other electronic devices, do some recreational reading, and talk and socialize with fellow neighbors. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I extend a heartfelt thanks to our caring administration and compassionate staff for making this possible.
The library was there to assist its residents. That is our on-going commitment to the community. As we continue to pick up the pieces throughout our hamlet as we head into the season of Christmas and Chanukah, let us all say a prayer and have a kind thought for our fellow residents whose restoration continues.
As Thomas Jefferson once said “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” God bless Seaford!
Seaford Public Library President