Boston—Please accept this note as a token of my thanks for the services you provided through your Reading Room facility. I moved to Boston seven months ago, to accept a position as a General Counsel, in-house attorney, of a local Internet company. Unfortunately, two months ago, the company had to stop paying me and has subsequently gone out of business. This has been an extremely difficult spiritual period for me. Stranded in a new city, without contacts or a support system, expecting my first child, I have been spiritually very low.
However, the Reading Room you provide has truly enabled me to keep a positive outlook, and facilitate a new job search. The Internet connection has kept me "connected." Additionally, the printer and fax machine have supplemented my search. Equally important, however, has been the smiling, gracious staff. Everyone has been exceptionally friendly, positive, and reassuring. In conjunction with the plethora of spiritual materials, the Reading Room has become my home away from home. I see it as my "shelter from the storm."
Again, I just wanted to thank you for this incredible service you provide. The room is accessible and open to all regardless of race, religion, or spiritual belief. In fact, I am of Jewish faith, yet I have never felt out of place or intimidated by the surroundings. Thank you again for allowing me peace of mind, and a chance to get back on my feet.