Moores Memorial Library – a fun place to be!
The thought of going to the library never thrilled her when she was young —find out what happened to change this woman’s view…
A letter from Mary Ellen Sendecki
Our libraries are fun places to be!
The thought of going to the library never thrilled me when I was young. There was usually something or someone that I thought was weird or not the way I thought it should be. The librarian in the school library was very strict and did not tolerate much noise or commotion. And I couldn’t seem to remember to get my book back on time, so I would always end up with a fine. The card catalog was beyond my concentration or patience to do that much alphabetizing. And, so, when I found a section of William Farley’s horse stories, that is where I returned every time I went.
Now, I am 53 years old and see the library in quite a different light. With our children’s homeschooling education to think about, I visit the library often. Moores Memorial Library has a staff of people that have become my friends. They have helped my family through many projects, like research papers, DVD reviews/rentals, computer and printing assistance, and they encourage us to keep going when things get tough. You can always get ideas from listening to staff at the library, and we don’t feel like we have to be so quiet all the time. It’s OK to laugh a little and to let the library be the exciting place it should be. How else can we pass on the love of learning and reading than to share our excitement sometimes? We really appreciate the inter library loan system, which makes it possible to usually find what you are looking for.
Yes, the library is not the dead end, scary kind of place that it used to be for me. It has become a shining light that helps us to see the path ahead in our homeschooling journey at times. I would encourage anyone to utilize the resources that our communities offer through our library systems. They are fun places to be!