We celebrated the Millionth Visitor of the year at the Southside Library this morning. Debra Bridwell was the lucky person to step through the doors of the newest branch of the Santa Fe Public Library and be greeted by Library Board President Jennifer Jaramillo. Library staffers from all three branches were also on hand to congratulate the winner. Ms. Bridwell, who is a teacher at the Flores Del Sol Head Start, came to the library for storytime with her students.
On discovering that she was the lucky library visitor, Debra Bridwell remarked, "Being the one millionth patron is wonderful due to literacy being important. I frequent the library with my family. It's an honor!"
Ms. Jaramillo stated, “I am proud to be the president of the Santa Fe Public Library Board and even more proud of the 50 front-line staff who perform their duties so efficiently and with great spirit to welcome the 1,000,000 visitors at their locations year-round. This is truly a milestone and a testament to the wonderful patrons who continue to count on our library staff and services.”
While only one patron could be the One Millionth Visitor for fiscal year 2008/2009, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who walks through our doors every day. It is your support that makes the libraries so successful. If you weren't one of the million people last year, come on in to any branch and see what you're missing!