Place of refuge

   View all video downloads Well libraries, for many of us, are really areas of safe haven, of refuge, of quiet. I know for the young adults we serve at Year Up, often library is the...
I grew up in a dysfunctional family and a economically depressed area. Alcoholism, mental illness and a sense of hopelessness permeated our home and no one in my family or at school had...
   View all video downloads The library has always been a place for me to escape, and a place that I could just disappear into another world. It was just the first place in my memories...
   View all video downloads I've been a passionate reader since I was three and I wanted to be a writer pretty much since I was four or five years old. So to me libraries have always been...
   View all video downloads We didn't have a library that was really close by, so my school library, especially as a young child, was really important to me, and my earliest memory...
   View all video downloads Well, I spent most of my eighth grade in the library escaping from Mrs. Hennessey's eighth grade class was sort of my favorite part of it. The school...
   View all video downloads I absolutely adore libraries. I've got a very personal relationship with libraries, because when I was ten my family moved from Whales in the U.K. to...
   View all video downloads I went to the Atlanta Public Library in Fulton County and sat on the bean bag chair surrounded by books as if I were in a candy store, and learning about...
   View all video downloads Well I grew up in a family that was not a family of readers, particularly, and it was my library that really got me interested in books. I vividly...
   View all video downloads I was born in 1941, on Pearl Harbor Day. So in the early fifties you could not, as a black person, go into a public library really. But my mother was a...
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