I have used DPL since the ’70s. And been an event volunteer since 2011. My life would be poorer without the relationships built over the years with librarians, friends, and family as we shared resources, experiences and events. Thank you all involved with creating such a rich environment even during the past year of doing things online and making drop off/pick up available
I am a frequent user of the library in 'normal' times, and the months when the library was shut down this year were a real loss. I am so thankful every day for the team at the library who are helping us stay connected to our literary selves and traveling on the pages at a time when we are all stuck at home. You are such valued members of our community.
-Donna & Nadine
The library is a spot of almost-normalcy in the ever-changing (while at the same time, never-changing) situation that we're all in right now. Thank you so much to everyone at DPL for helping us be able to keep reading, watching movies, and listening to books during this crazy time. Oh, how I miss my library peeps at Park Forest!
I am a teacher, I want to thank your support and dedication, thanks to you my students grow every day!
So many resources for the community and always helpful and skilled staff. Thank you for all you do every day for our community.
Thank you all, staff and volunteers, for being there during the quarantine in 2020 -- I couldn't do without books to read (and the wife and I without movie DVDs to view). I admit it: I am addicted to reading.
I love the library staff because...without you, I'd probably continue looking in the wrong aisle for my books. Your insight and wisdom is valuable and sorely missed by bibliophiles everywhere!
I LOVE my library. The books and research materials are awesome. The staff is terrific and helpful. I have been a Friend of DPL for years now. Thanks so much for being there. Audelia Road Library is my neighborhood library
I’ve been using the library since I was a child. The staff have always been helpful and kind. I just love reading, and the library’s transfer service has made getting books I want so easy.
I love the staff at the Renner Frankford branch which is where I pick up and drop off my books. They are always friendly on the phone, and bring the books out with a smile (under their masks!). Thank you Sara, Ruby, Mtt and others. Can’t wait to see you all again in person in the library!
The library has been a lifesaver during Covid - I've always loved to read, and reading has been a constant form of comfort and enjoyment for the past year. Thank you so much for providing curbside delivery as well as ebooks!!
Your library - MY LIBRARY - all libraries are like a "Second Home" to me. It's really strange, but I know that I can walk into any library that's open ANYTIME, ANYWHERE and be welcomed, warmed, given "The Gift" of books, etc. and it's true today and forever. I wish you great, good luck in your campaign.
The library is like a second home, and I miss good visits during Covid. But you all have miraculously maintained a high level of service during this strange time. I will always think a physical library is important as a community center, but I am so grateful for the wonderful services available through technology. I love borrowing ebooks and audio books from the comfort of my home! Thank you for these services
My mom started taking me and my siblings to the library at a very early age on a regular two week schedule. I worked in the school library in middle school and used the Tyrell Public Library in Beaumont, Texas all througtwo-weekh high school. I received an MLS from UNT and joined the Dallas Public Library in the late 70s, working as an adult librarian longer than either other position I held in the City of Dallas, except that of city manager. The libraries have been a part of my life and my “family” since childhood. Not only do I love libraries but I am especially fond of librarians, as both professionals and dear friends. Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to your profession and your city!
I have been reading a lot of books during the pandemic and by using the library I have been able to read the most current bestsellers and critically acclaimed books for free. I always have a shelf of library books cycling through my holds with so many that I rarely get to my personal TBRs. Due dates prompt me to finish up most books in 2-3 days. I am grateful to the library system for being able to bring me books from all over the city to meet my requests. I have not yet searched for a book that the library system doesn't have, even older ones from past authors that I've recently discovered. It just takes a few days to reach my branch. y Lakewood branch is always so nice on the phone and helpful for scheduling my book deliveries. I almost always am able to pick up books on the day that I call. Lakewood Staff: Thank you for all that you do!
I don't know what I would do without Park Forest Library. I am an avid reader and more so during this stay at home period. Everyone is so nice there and the curbside system is great. I do miss seeing their smiling faces.
Fretz park has done a wonderful job of pivoting with COVID. The team is always quick to answer the phone, set up my appointment, and bring my books out. I appreciate all that you do!
The staff at Polk-Wisdom continue to make resources available to our children and they always have a smile on their face when dropping off materials.
I love my Dallas Library because they are still continuing to provide the services that so many of need - and the books that allow us learn something new or take us on imaginary journeys. Thank you for being there for the citizens of our city!!
I've been an avid reader all my life and especially during the pandemic. I'm grateful for the ability to order books online and schedule pickups in the parking lot. I am looking forward though to being able to resume going inside the library and perusing the bookshelves and reading the magazine/newspapers.
My library is always THERE— like the post office, an essential part of life. I love that I can browse online, and even during Covid days, be able to get them delivered to my car— how good is that?! And I love how knowledgeable and pleasant the librarians are to me.
I love the staff at the Renner Frankford branch which is where I pick up and drop off my books. hey are always friendly on the phone, and bring the books out with a smile (under their masks!). T,hank you Sara, Ruby, Matt and others. Can’t wait to see you all again in person in the library!
hunts that sent us searching for themed characters in the stacks -- but curbside pickup is terrific, too. It's always nice to wave hello to the friendly staff who have helped me and welcomed me for years! Thank you for working so hard to keep us all in books. Special shout out to Brenda and Sierra!
Books. I love books. Really, I love that anyone can get help here and find something to read. Librarians are patient and helpful and have had to change their daily routines. They deliver curbside with a smile.
I love the helpful and friendly people who help me get the reading and viewing materials I need. Thank you.
It is such a treat to STILL be able to get books from the library. Well, it's much more than a treat. It's also a necessity for the maintenance of my brain and my sanity during this pandemic. Thank you so very much! can't wait to come back into the library. I miss everything that happens there.
Because the library and its dedicated staff have a pulse on the community and always finds a way to fulfill unmet needs.
I love being able to check out my cd books. They are the only thing I listen to in my car...whether I am running errands or on the road. Thank you for making this possible. You guys are always so polite, cheerful and friendly on the phone and when bringing items to the car!!! I would either be broke from purchasing cd books or crazy from not having them playing in the car. Thanks so much!
I am so proud of the way the library staff has continued to provide best-quality programming and services in the midst of a pandemic. You have worked so hard to keep libraries not just relevant, but vital. We love you!
Decades ago, I calculated how much I spent on books in a year and was surprised. At that time, I decided to use the library and not buy books. I have not been without something interesting to read since. During the pandemic, this has been especially important.
In normal times, when I walked to the post office, or the supermarket, or Starbucks, I had a great excuse to stop halfway at the Renner-Frankford Branch to browse and read in the cool or the warmth. Looking forward to normal times again soon.
I loved the library long before Covid-19. Starting from back in the time when I spent many hours after work in the genealogy section with the helpful, knowledgeable staff there through and up to now. Getting through this period of social distancing would have been so much worse if the library hadn't set up the system whereby we could still check out and pick up books. Thank you very much.
DPL is a community-wide resource that unites and lifts everyone. It has always been essential, and has proven its resilience over this past year. Very grateful to the staff who make it happen!
I love all the books and services, and the very helpful people. Thank you!
I love my library because its a place of warmth and welcome (during non pandemic times) and the librarians and staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic and always willing to help patrons.
Thank you for making it possible for me to continue to borrow books and enjoy reading during this pandemic. I really appreciate the staff being there to answer the phone and deliver the books to my car. Stay well.
I love books.....and hope you'll re-open Park Forest Library one day SOON.
The Preston Royal librarians have been working so hard to allow us to safely check out all the books we have requested during COVD-19. This has made our secluded lives so much better!
Your attitudes are only exceeded by your abilities to provide an amazing service to me and to all of our community. Thank you for all of your hard work during this pandemic.
I’ve been really enjoying the audiobooks and ebooks during the pandemic (any time really). So wonderful to have them as an option! I appreciate everything you all are doing to keep resources available to the community. A big thank you!!
So many resources for the community and always helpful and skilled staff. Thank you for all you do everyday for our community.
The.library to me is like a treasure chest. What is more enriching than a place that can expand your mind, enrich your soul and take you anywhere you want to go - without leaving home or spending money.
I have never met a more helpful group of professionals than librarians. Unsung heroes!
The selfish reason why I love the Dallas Public Library because it keeps me from spending money on books! But the best reason to love the Dallas Public Library is for what it provides the community. It is more than the books, magazines and newspapers. It is also WIFI, computers for patrons to use while visiting, community rooms for meetings and classes. It is also a friendly dedicated staff of book lovers. Finally, I can't WAIT for my new Branch to be open. It is going to be awesome!
I love my library because the services provided by the staff is excellent. I have lived in may cities and countries and I find the library here in Dallas to be efficient with friendly staff members. Besides the variety of programs and events available through the website, the library allows community members to work in the community by allowing for volunteer opportunities to aid all sectors. Dallas library is a great synergy of all a library can be by providing physical and digital access to material even during a pandemic.
I have loved libraries since I was a tiny girl. My love of books and reading came early and joyfully. As soon as I moved to Texas in 1974 I got my library card faster than my driver's license; the library was more important! I have met some wonderful librarians over the years who were always thoughtful and helpful in my search for a good book. You may not get rich being a librarian but you are very appreciated. Thank you for being an important member of our community. Happy Valentine’s Day!
I appreciate all of you keeping the library 'open' with curbside pickup! I do miss my frequent trips inside to pickup and return when I can chat a little and see your smiling faces! Don't know what I would have done without the library during this time.
Love being able to order books from other libraries . Love the children’s selection.
Thank you to all the staff!
The DPL staff members are so devoted to the library, always friendly, and ready and willing to help in every way possible. They have to be one of the best staffs in the country!!!
- Steve & Alexis
I have loved reading since childhood. The library offers limitless opportunities for learning and pleasure. I was delighted when it finally went into Covid prevention mode and reopened. The staff is always helpful and kind. I missed interacting with them when the library was closed.
I love H-I Library 'cause they're always there for me when I need them, esp. now with the pandemic, I'm reading more and just call them for a book and drive over to get it. It's always ready for me to pick it up. Thanks, all. Pauline, Friends of the HILF Library.
I still love books, I think it is good to take a break from AI and WiFi. Get out and it’s also somewhere to go, I enjoy being in the library to study or to work. I enjoy the atmosphere. My husband and I also like the DVD collection and getting out to get the movies and look in person rather than online. It takes us back to the Blockbuster days. I enjoy the culture that the DPL promotes and taking the yoga classes and going to the pools at the library in the summers. I also love that the library promotes art and language learning. We appreciate you DPL!!! Happy Valentines Day!!
A true gem across the metroplex with staff and supporters to insure the continued glow of that gem!
I love my library because they are always there for me when I need a good book -- or lots of good books!
I love my library because it has the best staff.
I love my library because they provide all the daily resources that I need in my life. Especially throughout the pandemic. In the past and present I have used the computer, printer, and copier. For entertainment I have checked out videos, books, and magazines. These resources have contributed to a big savings in my fixed income. Thank you Farmers Branch Manske Library!
I have "frequent flier miles" on the 7th floor of the downtown Dallas Library. As a public historian the staff have gone out of their way to respond to my needs and suggested other directions for my research. Recently Brandon Murray has been more than helpful in organizing a zoom talk for me about growing up in Dallas during the 1950's and 1960's. Adrienne Pierce has been so enthusiastic in catching the spirit of early Dallas artist Frank Reaugh. She organized a wonderful exhibit on his life using the materials they have on his life and influence in our community. All the librarians on the floor have been exceptional - in their knowledge and interests - a great big Valentine to them all.
I love my library because of its accessibility, convenience and safety measures. I can order a book online through the library website and pick it up curbside at the library. It's so easy! And many thanks for the automatic renewals. NO MORE LATE FEES!
You all are helping to keep me reading with curbside books. Thank you, I miss actually visiting and can't wait until we are all back together...
Cooped up at home, I've never needed reading material as much as I do now. Thank you so much for helping all of us keep reading through these difficult times.
The Timberglen staff is the BEST! So helpful and kind. Curbside pickups are a breeze. Thank you for all you do! We appreciate you so much.
Having the library supply books and audible books has made Covid-19 manageable. Submitting a list of books online is more fun than shopping at the mall. Pick - up is easy and safe and well thought out. Books provide companionship and entertaining elements of the unknown. Thank-you for providing this service for all who have a library card.
Through your good work, the library opens up the world to everyone, no matter their background, education or situation. You help educate people of all walks of life and all ages. You bring joy and excitement and possibilities and comfort through books that touch us as nothing else can. In Columbia, there is one library for the whole country. Look at our riches in books for all. Thank you for being a part of one of the greatest gifts and liberties we have in the USA. I love the library and I love you!
Why I love my library
Books, books, books!
I just love that they are helping the community so much during this crazy time. Having an outlet like reading books has always been a huge part of my life and I am thrilled to continue that even during a pandemic.
You guys are THE BEST! Thank you for everything you do and the wonderful institution you support!
Thank you for providing such wonderful services for our whole community! I’ve loved books and libraries since I was a baby and I have to say the Dallas Public Library is one of the best around!
Thank you for all your work. My Park Forest Library is an essential part of my life. I feel lost when I don't have a book to read. I can't wait until a request I've made comes in. And everyone is so friendly at Park Forest.
I LOVE the Dallas Public Library’s robust collection of EBooks. As a Senior citizen this gives me hours of reading pleasure. Never have to worry about an overdue book. Never have to worry about driving to the Library when weather is not optimal for my driving skills. Ebooks are tax dollars well spent.
Suggestion/Question: Is there a way to give on-line, specifically to the the Dallas Public Library E-Book Collection, not the overall general fund for the City of Dallas?
Park Forest librarians rock! Over the years, they have connected, directed and instructed us toward a richer education. The willingness of this staff to be involved with patrons of the library for exceed expectation. Once we were blessed to have our librarian meet our family at a Dallas museum. Recently, Steven Fagg came out to our home school community to judge our science fair. We are grateful for the commitment our librarians have made to education and to helping everyone who visits the library.
I LOVE THE LIBRARY!! and the wonderful people that work there! Thanks for all that you do in helping Dallas be strong and grow stronger!
I grew up in Dallas one block from Casa View Library (RIP) and didn't think the library could possibly play a bigger role in my life. Then in June 2019, I became a mom. DPL's collection of books on pregnancy and infant care was and is a lifeline for me. I have checked out and read books on natural childbirth, breastfeeding, infant sleep, brain development, baby-led feeding, and so much more. We checked out board books like "You Nest Here With Me" and "Babies Can Sleep Anywhere" that are now my son's favorite bedtime reads. Just this morning, I placed a hold request for a book on baby sign language. It is hard to describe the richness that the library's collection has brought to my baby's world. Ideas and new learning trends that might have otherwise been inaccessible to someone in my socioeconomic class are now directly benefiting my family because of the library. I love you and you are stuck with us forever.
I(we) appreciate all that you all do at our libraries. The (our) librarians and the staff (customer service, housekeeping, security, volunteers, and more) are friendly, resourceful, and supportive. It is always service with a SMILE at Highland Hills, West Dallas, Oak Cliff Kiest near Oliver Windell Holmes school, Hampton and our Downtown Central Library too. The facilities are always clean and a welcoming environment with weekly activities for all ages. The evening snacks are good for the kids getting out of school along with the engaging fun learning activities that follows. We even got outside some days with a fun activity that included some wellness/exercise.
Plus we got to meet our Dallas Mayor at Highland Hills last week.
So, keep up the good work and remember “The Largest Room In The House Is The Room For Improvement,” (Dr. Wright Lassiter,Jr., 2004).
Thank you all,
Been going to the library since I was 10 years old! Over the years, I have checked out books, movies, time on the computer, attend events and even request the library to purchase items.
Whenever my routine changes or I move, I look for the nearest library to me. Which I did in 2011 when a major life change happened and found Prairie Creek library, with a great community room for juggling. I've been teaching there ever since we tried a 5-week trial.
I love the community the library has allowed and encouraged me to participate and create!
All the Love and Happy Valentines!
Thank you for all that you do! Libraries are community and learning and warmth for all, and you make it happen.
As an avid read of nonfiction, the library affords me the opportunity to satisfy my intellectual curiosity, learn new things and read about interesting people and places. I also enjoy the special events such as plays and the music events at the downtown library on Sundays. Every time I’ve thought about moving to a suburb or another state, I’ve considered what I would give up by not having access to the Dallas Public libraries.
I’m happy my Forest/Green Library is getting a big upgrade. It serves so many people who need to use a computer, or introduce their kid to books, or take home a movie as well as reading material. The Librarians are always pleasant to deal with and very helpful.
Thank you Dallas library system for the calm spaces that are your libraries, the access to an endless amount of learning materials and the convenient, modern digital management of borrows and status of borrows. I love the library!
I love how helpful the are when I can’t find something.
The library is a treasure trove of information, entertainment, News. The staff is friendly and helpful and easy to work with. I’m at a point in my life where I am divesting myself of books and other things, so the library is a place where I can continue to learn and enjoy reading without adding more stuff to my life.
Your wonderful book sales help make possible our continued support to four Little Free Library children’s book boxes at north Arlington low-income elementary schools. Thank you so much!!!
My wife, and I started checking out recorded books when they were all on cassette tapes. The first one that we checked out was Ray Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles,” and we were sold. We have tried out many authors that we would not have tried for reading. We always checked out two recorded books at a time Jan listens to one while walking or driving, and I listen to the other. Then we switch. We greatly appreciate the unabridged recorded books at the Dallas Public Library in addition to books that we can check out online. By the way, we are both techies, engineers by education. We still are geeks, even in our mid 70’s. Thank you, thank you. Librarians are always fun to engage in conversation, because they love books.
I love the Dallas Public Libraries because they connect the city and me to the city! I have access to so many more opportunities thanks to the libraries. Other than the all important reading, there are workshops, performances, gardening, history, art-making and so much more I have taken advantage of through the library. When the library improves we improve individually and collectively as a community!
Thank you for all you do!
I like how I can request a book or DVD not found at White Rock Hills branch and have it sent to me there from other branches. In the old days, I would have to drive out all over the city to get something I really wanted. Thank you!
We love the Dallas Public Library! Thank you for all you do to supply all our reading needs. Everyone is always so helpful and friendly. Thanks for being a vital part of our community!
I love the Dallas Public Library for many reasons. First, it is a happy place! The staff is so kind and anxious to help. It is busy inside, but peaceful. The orderliness is very appealing to me and the promise of so many new books to read fills my heart with joy. There are always nice people there and I feel like they are kindred spirits. I’m so thankful to have a wonderful branch near my home.
Many thanks to all of the Dallas Public Library staff. I appreciate everything you do!
The library has been a very special place for me since I was a small child. I bonded with my dad by going with him to the library almost every weekend. I could hardly contain the excitement I felt about the endless possibilities I would encounter in new-to-me books.
As an adult, I have a deeper appreciation for libraries and their importance to our community. I want every child in Dallas to have a place where they can develop a love for reading—no matter what their circumstances. I want adult to benefit from a place where technology and other services are available so everyone can reach their full potential. And I’m personally grateful I can borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks and other materials. I save money, avoid waste and keep my home free of clutter by sharing with others.
I love the library because it feeds my reading addiction! No more am I slave to spending oddles to get my fix. I can put in my requests, and be notified when it comes in to my favorite local branch. A shout out to the fabulous folks that work the White Rock Library – they are friendly, professional and helpful in every way. So thankful for the Dallas Public Library!
What would I do without our great DPL, and it’s staff people? I love being able to order my books online, and them to be able to pick them up at my local branch. I love getting to know helpful librarians there.
This may be one of the best uses of my tax dollars. Happy Valentine’s Day – May everyone get a raise! May the Library get a million dollar endowment!
Have you read “ The Library Book” by Ms. Orlean?!?! THAT’S WHY I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ALL LIBRARIES!!!!
This week I particularly love the library because I checked out children’s books to read to my grandson when he recently visited from several states away. I also appreciate that I live in near proximity to several DPL branches. AND I always loved the library—that’s why my graduate degree (completed 50 years ago) is an MLS!
Roses are red
Violets are purple
Dallas Library staff is
Sweeter than maple syrup-le.
Have a BEE-you-tiful Day!
I love my library because it has books and wonderful people to help me find them! Librarians and Archivist are vital people in our world. They should be better valued by the world and better paid by the city!
You can’t know how much you are appreciated. It is impossible to show enough gratitude for all you do. Thank you in love,
I’ve living temporarily in the USA. I don’t have friends and the library has helped me so much, I read all the time, books that would have been impossible for me to obtain. I joined a book club and this month is the first meeting, I’m really hopeful to make new friends and learn about the American culture. Without the library I wouldn’t be able to join. Thank you.
I’ve loved libraries for as long as I can remember. Thank you for continuing to support our community by providing books, activities and a warm safe place to escape the chaos of city life.
I think a library is the best place in the world and the window to the world. I think librarians are the most helpful of all public servants and business people, and it always amazes me. In a world of recordings trying to keep you from talking to people, they are warm humans actually eager to help you. They are eager to help you find whatever crazy thing you want to find, and they seem to enjoy the adventure in it. I think this is the most wonderful thing and you are all my valentines.
With love, Mary
You have created a welcoming, educational community space. I always feel like I’ve entered a treasure house of wonderful adventures. Thanks for being kind and respectful, helpful and competent.
I <3 Libby and your unabridged CDs. And I know I can get useful suggestions from the librarians.
How do I love thee? Let me count the pages.
We love our libraries. We love close to both Lochwood and White Rock Hills and enjoy programming at both. Especially enjoy the events at the Black Box At Lochwood.
The librarians and volunteers at the central library, Hampton-Illinois, and Paul Laurence Dunbar are so wonderful! They smile when I walk up. The provide thorough answers. They go out of their way to help me. And I love the programming at the libraries I am so grateful for our library staff and our libraries.
Roses are red
Librarians are true
My toddler loves books
And I sure do too!
Thank all of you who work so carefully, graciously and with much efficiency to get books to us who dither over if we will get the book we ordered. Being at our Audelia Road Library is a very comforting experience for me and many other. Congratulations for the fine job you do
I appreciate the library and librarians – you have helped me write excellent papers! Happy Valentine’s Week!
You’re right I LOVE the Dallas Public Library! I’m an avid user, an avid reader, and I can search the whole system for any subject I am interested in through my computer. When the book(s) come in I am greeted with “hellos’ and smiling faces. What a wonderful community resource – thank you Dallas.
You are my partner in life. I need and love <3 your service.
Librarians always have happy faces and are eager to assist; they know just where everything is located and willingly leads us there. Double thank yous for every time someone is not appreciative.
I love the help finding unusual books and suggestions for reference! Thank you!!
I love the staff because they’re always happy, helpful and patient when I need help. Always happy to see them. They love the library and all the people they help. They also love books! ;)
I love Dallas Public Libraries because they are welcoming spaces for everyone. I have been a regular visitor at Oak Lawn, Lakewood, Fretz Park and Forest Park branches.
I love your collection of original titles in Spanish (not so much the translations), and I hope it keeps growing.
I am also in love with Libby! I wish I had enough time to read a portion of the books you offer
I love both my local (Hampton-Illinois) and downtown libraries because of the dedicated folks who work there. Also to be mentioned are the book clubs and Library Friends associated with the libraries. God bless them real good over and over again!
You all are the best. Thanks for you continued helpfulness and friendliness. Really make a difference to the folks of Dallas!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I love your e-books and audiobooks, thanks for the great collection. :D
Friendly staff. I like all the programs the library offers
Escape, information, entertainment—books have gotten me through good times and bad all my life, and libraries have been a huge part of that. I’ve found refuge in libraries, I chose colleges based almost entirely on their libraries, and the Dallas library is part of my lifelong love. Lakewood is my home branch, but I go to several branches as well as the downtown library, and the staff in every single one is always friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The books may be why I go, but the staff tending those books and those who come looking for them makes all the difference.
I have special memories of going to the library when I was a young girl. We lived in Lake Highlands, when St. John’s Episcopal Church was Harter Farm, there were paddleboats at White Rock Lake and Lovers Lane, between Greenville and Skillman was a two-lane road between horse farms…
My favorite time was when my mother would gather all the children (5) and head to the library in Lakewood. It was a fascinating building, which I still love but it has gone on to serve other purposes. I love to read. As we grew, the Book Mobile began to come to our ‘new’ shopping center at Buckner and Lake Highlands roads. That day Maynard’s Pharmacy served $.16 sodas for everyone who went to the Book Mobile. Imagine that…. Books and almost free sodas!
My mother was an active participant in the genealogy department downtown. It was such a help to her when she became interested in mapping out our family tree.
As I grew, the library was a source of knowledge and a resource for all the term papers assigned. Even as a grad student, working on a Masters in Social Work, it had a wealth of studies and theoretical papers to back up points for an argument of paper due.
When I went to work.. it was still handy for the grants I had to submit to cover the costs of the nonprofit organizations I found myself in. Still handy as well as provides a ‘teaching’ arm for all those who finding new sources of revenue.
One of those agencies dealt with the inability to read for oneself. The agency partnered on many fronts with the Central and many branches to borrow books that we could record and many recordings found their way to the library bookshelves. We also participated in the Dallas summer reading programs
As a parent, I made sure my children had the same opportunity to love books just as I had been given. As a result, all three (including my child with Down syndrome) are readers – avid readers. I give books for Christmas and birthday presents (new ones and classics). In fact, my daughter with Down syndrome is going to her book club this evening, hosted by the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. They have dinner and take turns reading and discussing the books they read.
Thank you all for providing me, and my children, with such a rich and encouraging environment for learning – making it fun and inviting. This is a valentine for all of you who spend your day helping others, keeping things straight and encouraging little ones to grow up loving books!