A Cup of Tea with Nancy, Who Reads a Book Every Day
From childhood to age 93, and all around the country, voracious reader Nancy has leaned on books for companionship, adventure, and community building. Now finding herself often at home, she relies on At Home Service to fuel her lofty reading habits (one book per day!) and transport herself to different worlds. Meet the person with a lifetime of literary memories to share!
Irfan is an exceptional young person who established a free tutoring center in his village in Afghanistan at age 14. However, when Afghanistan was evacuated in August 2021, he was forced to abandon the work he felt called to do. Transitioning to life in Minnesota, Irfan faced alienation and uncertainty. Read the full story to learn how his encounter with the library supported building community and the next chapter of his education.
How do you help a person see and believe in their capabilities? What does it take to build relationships that engage and empower? Ask Homework Help tutors! These caring adults not only help boost student grades, understanding, and confidence, but forge partnerships that have a lasting impact. Read about neighborhood tutors offering wisdom, patience, and life-changing lessons at the library.
From Childhood Check-outs to Workplace Readiness, Johnny Grew at Sumner Library
At Sumner Library, Johnny sports a Godzilla vs. King Kong graphic tee and high-fives neighborhood kids who drop in for snacks and stories. Their eyes light up at his attention, because for them, Johnny used to be the teenager who lived in their building, and now he’s the guy behind the check-out counter at their favorite place.