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Know Your Neighbor

Program Launch

The Library seeks your participation in new interactive programs to bring people together during divisive times. When was the last time you had a friendly exchange with a stranger? How do you feel when you receive a handwritten letter? When was the last time you wrote one? The Know Your Neighbor programs are meant to foster civility and develop new connections in our community. 

Know Your Neighbor Pen Pals Program: 

This program is an opportunity to correspond with someone you may not otherwise encounter in your social circle. The Library will function as a distribution center and randomly pair pals with each other. Put down your phone, pick up a pen and get to know your neighbors. 

To participate, register in person at the Reference Desk. 

Know Your Neighbor Podcast Series:

This series will collect recordings of people sharing the stories that make them who they are. Everyone has a story. The Library wants to record them, we hope you will enjoy listening to them. 

Schedule a time to have your story recorded by emailing

These new programs are part of the Library's Finding Common Ground campaign to connect the community through conversation. Look for more programs, including Views & Voices, in 2019.