FUN raiser!

By Jane W. One of our second grade after-school program kids knew that the library was in need of funds to help with programs. He decided that he wanted to help. He went to his teacher and asked if his class could do a “FUN raiser” for the library and collect needed craft supplies for … Read more

A Mother’s Story

By Jane W. Last week, I brought my 3 year old to story time at the library for the first time. He seemed to really enjoy the story hour, but when the teacher asked what the letter of the week was, I knew he would not say anything. He doesn’t talk, even though he should. After … Read more

Dogs in the Library!

By Jane W. 

As a young mother, at one point I was so frustrated with my daughter, Emma. She is autistic and has a very high IQ. She just refused to learn how to read – even though she was capable of doing it. I tried everything and even took her out of traditional school to home school her for more personal attention. I could not find anything to motivate her to read.

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A Smile!

By Jane W. I will never forget one dad who brought his 5 year old to story time. He asked me one week if we had room for his 4 year old neighbor girl who he wanted to bring along with his daughter. He brought her the next week and said it was the first … Read more

A Lifelong Tradition

By Jane W. In 1959, Lucy was a young mom who didn’t know anyone in her new hometown of Greenwood. With two kids, no car, and no extra money, Lucy and her kids needed things that would get them out of the house. Lucy loved to read, and really wanted her children to love reading … Read more

You Mean it’s FREE?!

By Jane W. 

I work at a public library in a medium size town. We host a holiday event each year where we host carriage rides, pictures with Santa, a live reindeer, crafts for the kids to do and take home, puppet shows, a Christmas tree lighting, and more. It is a free family event. We have hundreds of people attend.
I worked the door one year, and a man came to the door holding the hands of his 2 daughters.

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Happy Endings

By Susan J. 

I had Curt in my Excel classes a few years ago. He had been laid off and seemed tense and quiet, but he was very serious about learning new skills for the jobs he was applying for. He came faithfully to classes for a while, but then we stopped seeing him around the library. We hoped that meant he had gotten a job.

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