‘Another Francie Nolan’
by Sara Jane Witkin Berman
“Seventy five years later,
The memory shines.
The very first visit, by myself,
To the Greenpoint Public Library.
Nervous, too timid to approach
The gray haired Librarian.
I was enchanted by the pencil
She held in her hand.
A slim silver square was at the pencil’s end.
It stamped a date on the cream colored card.
I wandered into the Children’s Room.
I swayed against a wooden arch
When I beheld the towers of books.
“I am home”.”
Many thanks to Sara Jane Witkin Berman writing about her first visit to Greenpoint Public Library in Brooklyn, New York.