If you’re trying to raise a reader, you need your library. It’s too expensive and somewhat wasteful to buy the hundreds of books a young reader goes through in those first years of learning to read.
To me, a library … is a necessity. They have lots of things to offer. It’s kind of like home room for your community. If you want to find something out then you just ask. And they have a lot of things that they offer that they don’t advertise.
I just love watching people’s faces when they ask, ‘You have cake pans?’ Yep, we do.
—Cara Negaard, head of the Great Bend Public Library’s reference department.
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