* An Englehardt branch patron shared with branch staffers how she listens to KDL’s audiobooks during her 45-minute commute to work from Lowell to Sparta. She admitted during a recent visit that these audiobooks have so improved her commute that now she never wants to work any closer to home!
* Presenters at the Wyoming Branch’s Wyoming Reads kick-off event spoke about racial barriers and how to embrace the differences of people in the community. As they finished, a community member and native of Africa spoke about her experience with barriers. Having lost her entire family in Africa, she noted that she feels very isolated and alone here. Many in the audience were moved by her speech and approached her afterward, offering help and friendship.
* Recently, a stretch limousine pulled up in front of the Grandville Branch and a large group of college-aged students jumped out. They came into the library as part of a scavenger hunt for the 21st birthday of a woman in their group. The aim of the scavenger hunt was to take the group to all the woman’s favorite childhood places, one of which was the library! Before they left, the group posed for a picture in front of the building.
* A grateful patron at the Wyoming branch recently presented Branch Manager Lori Holland with a framed photograph of one of the trees on the library property taken during autumn. He said the gift was in appreciation for the regular assistance staff have given him with the public computers.
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Posted by: Morgan J.