To the Editor,

I moved to Chatham from Ohio in 1961 and left just over a year or so ago. My daughters went through the school system and one of them still lives there with her son.

Clearly, we found the Library and local educational opportunities to our liking. 

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When it came to giving back to the community, I chose to support the Library and served as a Board member for 15 years. I was also part of a Borough/Township team that raised the funds to expand Library of The Chathams around 50 percent in 2004.

Now the Library needs help and the torch for raising funds has been passed to the current generation of residents.

Every citizen of a location such as the Chathams is part of a social contract with their community to support, through volunteerism or financially, the needs of the Library and other local services.

I greatly encourage you to join those who gave generously over the past 94 years, making our Library one of the finest in the state. Your generosity will help take it to the next level, with a brand-new teen room, upgraded children's room, STEM room, business center, modernized local history room, and more.
Thank you.

Emery Westfall

New York City