Sharing some library love – present and past.
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Enjoy reading and sharing the library love!
Ms. Rodriguez makes kids feel loved.
Before the pandemic she welcomed kindergartners into the library to learn, explore and create. They learned about being thankful and about cultural celebrations such as Dia de los Muertos. She organized stations and had children actively learning and creating smoothly through each one. Pandemic comes! Ms. Rodrizuez made about 150 sugar skills and delivered them to Waggoner so that we could continue the cultural celebration and learnings. She is amazing. We love our library and Ms. Rodriguez. ❣️
My dad has been fighting heart failure during the pandemic. One thing that gives him an escape is a good book. Thanks to the little libraries around town I have been able to supply my dad with grand adventures and keep his spirit positive. Thank you for this wonderful gift to our community
Seven years ago I was new to town and an acquaintance invited me to join her at the library story time. My son was almost one and he loved going and listening to stories and playing with the other kids. Since then the library has become a favorite for all of us. We have made many friends and memories at the library and WFoL events. We have moved away and returned to Winters again, and the library has remained a special place for us. We can hardly wait for the library to open again.
Below are some quotes we’ve previously published from authors that have shown their library love and WFoL support by donating books, giving talks, and sharing their craft with our community over the years.
When I was a kid the public library was my haven. I wanted to read every book in the children’s section, beginning with the “Z authors” first and working my way back to the “A’s”. (I think because the Z’s were on the bottom shelf and easiet to reach.) I made it to the “W’s” and still go to the library whenever I can! Kris Calvin
“As someone who thrives on diversity libraries are a bit like a mecca – you can learn about so many things, have so many experiences all in one (sacred) place.” Tamsen Schulz
“Yolo County libraries are dear to my heart, because when I moved here on a “spouse” visa in 2010, I had no SSN, no credit card of my own, no bank account of own . . . While I waited, like a non-person, for my greencard to come through all I had was my precious library card. I was pretty much invisible to the USA, but to Yolo County libraries I existed.
Thank you! “
I first fell in love with the library at Story Time. I was instantly hooked: I could have as many books as I wanted for free! I started volunteering with the Friends of the Library because I saw the library as an incredibly valuable resource, both for myself and members of the community. The library is one of the best places to pursue lifelong learning and no one needs permission to use it.”
“Every Sunday, my mother would give me a quarter and my friend Judy and I would walk to the drugstore on Rathbone and buy a candy bar. Then we’d walk to the library where we’d stay until they threw us out. It’s how my little world got big. It’s how my imagination grew. It’s what feeds me today.”
at WFoL Books and Brews 2015, photo credit Pierre Stephens
Here are a few links to some longer library love letters we’ve shared in the past.
- Newcomers Find Happiness in Their New Home Town
- Let’s Get Personal: My Library and Volunteering Love Story
- Meet Toni, Winters Community Library Branch Supervisor
- One WFoL Member’s Story of Support
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