Dear Library: From Laura

Stay at Home Mom

Dear Library,

Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, I loved taking trips to the main branch library. It is a towering, four-story library with so many amenities. After college, my husband and I bought a home outside of Coolville, and we had a daughter that I wanted to enjoy books and the library as much as I did as a kid. I quickly came to appreciate the value of a small-town library. 

I really love howwhen I walk into the Coolville Branch, Roxanne, and now Lisa both know me and my kids by face and name. I love how I don’t have to present Roxanne with my library card because she’s known me for so long, she just logs in my name and ta da, I’m ready to check out! My kids and I have been the sole life of story time off and on in the 6 years I’ve been a patron. We’ve seen storytime flourish, and we’ve seen it be just us. But, it’s somewhere that we look forward to going. I encourage all young moms to take their children to story times. It’s a great way to meet other parents, and to feel part of a community. And, when you introduce your children to books and reading, you are giving them one of the best gifts a parent can give.


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