Late in 2011, a child about 10 years old approached me at the desk. He had a school assignment to do something to make a difference in someone’s life. He had chosen to make a difference in his grandmother’s life by finding out all the information he needed so that she could get a library card.
His grandmother was an immigrant who had recently lost her husband and her grandchildren were off at school. Having and using a library card, would give her something to do in the day.
This determined child found out what identification she needed to get a library card, what programs and services the library offered seniors and even how she would catch a bus to get to the library.
A few days later, grandson and grandmother came to the library together to get the library card. This assignment deserves a A+ in my book
- submitted by Colleen Bolin, Manager of Client Relations