A Lifetime in Libraries

By Laurel S. 

As a second-generation librarian, I have been enjoying libraries for many decades. I learned very early the incredible fact that if I had a question, I could call the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library and the reference librarian would help me find the answer. I loved to read, and spent most of my early school years with a book in my lap. When I grew up I was fortunate to have a career I’ve enjoyed, always in libraries. In my personal life, libraries helped me plan my wedding, raise my children, help my parents as they aged, and come to terms with the illness and death of my father. Books and other items from libraries inform me, amuse me, entertain and educate me. The expansion of libraries beyond their walls is just the next phase in my life-long love affair with libraries.

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