Lives change at your library
May 01, 2014 | 147 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Seven years ago I discovered the other “love of my life” - the Kenedy Public Library.

I have always been an avid reader and “card carrying member” of libraries across the country.

I imagined my perfect day would involve sitting in the library for an entire day surrounded by great books and reading to my hearts content.

Although, I have never actually spent an entire day reading at the library, I do check out books regularly and always marvel that I can take them home to read for free.

I also thought I would enjoy volunteering in the library, but somehow never managed to find the time until this past year.

I am so happy that I go involved.

I had a wonderful time teaching craft classes, helping with children’s summer reading program and even being the Easter bunny.

However, my very best experience was spending four remarkable weeks working in the library while Sylvia our librarian was on medical leave.

While I didn’t get to read books all day, I did get to spend more time perusing the shelves and was excited to discover so many wonderful choices - popular fiction and classics by authors I have come to love, shelves of books about Texas, cookbooks, craft books, and every type of self help book imaginable.

During this time I really began to appreciate the impact my Kenedy Library also has in community.

Not only can you check out books for free, but the library has current editions of newspapers and popular magazines, computers with internet access, a wide variety of DVD’s and you can send or receive faxes or have copies made.

The collection of children’s books is amazing and worth visits to the library.

Sylvia works tirelessly to provide special programs for the community, whether it’s a party with Santa, an egg hunt with the Easter bunny, a birthday party in honor of Dr. Suess or the summer reading activities.

At Christmas time, the library even invites the community to create a magical Christmas tree forest. There is always something going on in the library; the world of discovery awaits you. Fall in the with the Kenedy Public Library too!

Dianne Maitland
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