The Relevance of Libraries is Ever Increasing

By Catherine M. 

I, among some other thousands of library visitors of all ages, benefit by enjoying traditional books, e-books, computer classes, DVDs and CDs. Visitors research, read, share, learn, attend quality programs and use information for lifelong learning and leisure pursuits.

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Not a Job

By Veronica E.  I have worked at our small town library now for over 11 years. I say worked because I get paid, but it is not work to me…it is one of the best joys of my life. I love to read. Reading takes me to places I may never visit, but my imagination … Read more

Space Comes to Fairmount Public Library!

By Linda M.  NASA began decommissioning Shuttle items for organizations to obtain. Fairmount Public Library has been fortunate to pick up some small items for a space display. In 2014, the director applied for an Exoplanet kiosk and banners after receiving an e-mail from the Space Science Institute. The Library won this award and was … Read more

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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