Regarding “St. Louis County Library announces its reopening day” (March 16): I would like to note that libraries — both county and city — have not really been totally closed; they have continued to serve their neighborhood communities. They have adopted curbside pick-up to provide library resources and more. Both St. Louis city and St. Louis County libraries have also partnered with community organizations to enable curbside pick-up of masks, meals, period supplies, diapers, and recently, gun locks. As a volunteer with Lock It for Love which provides the gun locks to the libraries, I am particularly appreciative of their support for safe firearm storage to reduce unintentional shootings involving children.
St. Louis should be proud that our libraries have such a broad view of their role serving their communities. Thank you to St Louis Public Library and St. Louis County Library.
Cathy Gilbert • Ballwin