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“Lives Change at Your Library” contest winners
May 01, 2014 | 30 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Kenedy Public Library expresses gratitude to the all the participates of the "Lives Change at Your Library" contest. All the stories received were heart-warming, making it difficult for the judges to make a selection on winners. However, winners were selected.

The Adult Story winner is Norma Pena. The following is the story she submitted.

“Despite of the advanced technology some people now have such as computers, cell phones and satellite, where we are able to see or read just about anything, there’s nothing like going to a library and enjoying that feeling of “peace and quietness”.

And for those who don’t have computers, copiers or fax machines to their convenience, the library offers these services as well. It is very beneficial for teens who needs to use a computer for the completion of after school projects and or assignments. Adults, young and old, also use these computers to seek for employment, resumes and job applications. All of the library’s resources are a great help in the continuing of one’s education and furthering one’s career.

I believe that everyone whose had a childhood experience with the library will someday reflect on how much of an impact it had on them and the quality time they spent enjoying it.

So for all you new comers to our community or others, who for whatever reason, haven’t been able to visit our local library, attend their summer program or other events throughout the year, I invite you to come out and see for yourselves what I’m talking about.

Special thanks to Sylvia, Lisa and the rest of the friendly, helpful staff for making such a great effort every year to make it a good fun learning experience for all the children. - Norma Pena”

The Child Story winner is Kymberlee Gonzales. The following is the story she submitted.

“The Kenedy Public Library has change my life because as I was growing up my mom would take me there to check books out to read to me at an early age and enjoy coming for the past four years to summer reading programs and allowing us to check at least teen books each day. By the end of the program, I would have read 200 books. I am very proud of myself and so are my parents. I still continue to come every two weeks to check books out. At my age now, I’ve started to read chapter books. The library always has many interesting books for me to check out and I love to come to all the activities they have for all to attend. Even at my school library I get to check out two books every week. When I was in third grade, I was a reading buddy helping read to a kindergartener. That made me feel so good about myself. When there’s a word I don’t know or understand it’s meaning, I ask my parents or look it up on the internet. So I’m glad for the libraries to be open for everyone to go and sit at a table and read, there is computers available now too. So I thank the library top have given me the opportunity to open an account to check books out and for all the wonderful activities they have provided for the kids. - Kymberlee Gonzales, 9 years old”

All the stories encouraged the staff to find even better ways to continue serve the community. The library has much to offer and your stories inform the community of those services. The library invites you to stop by and visit and don't miss out on valuable resources and information that will assist you in the future.
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