Libraries are about people

The new Silver Spring Library opened last Saturday, June 20! You can catch the video of my short speech or my written remarks below.

“I’m Hans Riemer, and I love libraries, I have great memories of my libraries when I was a kid, because libraries are about people.

We’re here to celebrate a building, we’re here to celebrate knowledge, but libraries are about people!

They’re about the kids learning to read, and the parents who are finding programming during the day, things to do during the weekend, they’re about people trying to find a job, they’re about people trying to learn about our county, because they just moved here.

They’re about seniors getting things to do, to keep their lives vibrant and exiting.

Libraries are about all of us!

Today is a great day, and let’s keep it going. Celebrate today and enjoy it!”