Libraries and Life-Long Learning

By Diane G. 

I’ve loved libraries for as long as I can remember. I learned to read at a very early age (my mom still wonders if I taught myself!), and I don’t think my parents’ bank account could have kept up with how fast I went through books. I know they were thankful for the library just around the corner. New books, story-telling groups, book clubs and summer reading challenges; all are some of my favorite childhood memories.

And could I have made it through high school and college without great libraries, and librarians? It would have been a lot tougher…

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3 Generations of Library Users and Workers

By Marla H. 

When I was a child back in the 60’s, our library was in a very small house 4 blocks from my grandmother’s home. I loved going there in the summer and checking out as many books as I could then taking them to Granny’s house. I would spend lazy afternoons in her porch swing, reading about many different places and people. During the school year, I did the same thing only I used our large school library. I read nearly all of the books in the elementary library by the end of the 6th grade. Our Librarian, Miss Barker allowed my into the high school’s library but she always check to make sure it was appropriate reading for me. During my high school years, I was a volunteer in the school library for 2 years.

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