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Celebrating Library Workers
Members of AFSCME Locals 884 and 3144, representing nearly 40 workers within the New Haven library system, joined with patrons and community leaders April 16 to mark National Library Workers Day.
“Library workers provide the city with the best bargain in town. At less than one percent of the city budget we offer one hundred percent of the solution,” said Local 884’s Lore Lichtenberg, a library technical assistant.
Ten-year-old Alejandro Lopez thanked Lichtenberg for spurring him to read the 74-book collection of Caldecott Award winners.
"My parents, Lore and I became a team. Thanks to Lore and her wonderful help I was able to achieve my goal in less than two months and now I can say very proud that I am the third child to have his name in the school plaque.
AFSCME more than 25,000 library workers nationwide, including librarians, technicians, support staff and others.
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