By Joni S.
My mother-in-law immigrated from Italy to NY many decades ago. And while she embraced living in America and raising her children here, English was always a difficult second language for her. As she grew older and became more homebound, I learned that our local library was filled with an amazing Italian book selection.Those books I brought her week after week, year after year, became a lifeline to keep her engaged, entertained and mentally active for the last decade of her life.
I am grateful to the library for being able to give her the joy of reading for so many years and the added common bond between us.