Library users, young and old
Many the stories they have told
Shushed they were, you see
At their local library
The librarian type-cast as cold!
Yet, below the surface of assumption
Lies the informationists’ true function
Highlighted here, for you, by me
On this National Library Week
We mean to be there for you at the junction.
There is what's called your 'stated need'
The ‘stuff’ we have that you seek
Fiction, poems, and facts
Biographies and stats
But ‘tis the actual that is our true-ist deed:
Place where immigrants learn English
Place where dropouts re-establish
Place for teens to fit in
Place for homeless humans
Place where our creed is teach them to fish!
Changing lives can be drastic
Libraries do it for the masses
One book (or two) at a time
To each person a light
Lead a better life, as we say
Read a little something everyday
Know the library’s true role
Information for the soul
At the junction where decisions interplay.