In 2014, I approved a deal to sell the library to another company - who I believed will be able to grow the library better than I could. But, the deal failed at the last minute. Subsequently, I was unable to keep the library going financially. So I decided to close it down.
Almost immediately, our members wrote back saying that they don't want us to close. Instead, these members and patrons donated money to us to stay afloat in bunches of 5, 10 and 15K - (in chronological order) -
Bharath, Saurabh, Sreenidhi, Ravi Menon, Nethra, Shyamala, Sachi, CR, Kundhavi, Selvapandian, Aarthi, John Manickem, Joseph George, Karthika, Arun Kumar, Dhanush, Ashwini, Dhanashekaran, Murali Avanamuthu, Vaishali, Jayaraman PV, Lavanya Prasad, Mina Dilip, Prescilla Jebaraj, Aparna shekar, Meenakshi R and Soumya.
I am in debt of these guys. Most of these guys - we know them only through the library. They didn't need to help us out. But they did. And not only did they put in the money when it was needed, they also supported us emotionally by letting us know that we were loved. They provided us the strength to carry on through a very rough patch.
As a library member, and in our transactions with you, I hope we are able to communicate to you that this is a house made of love. And that you're a part of a lovely community.