I started volunteering even before my older children went to the big library. The library has always been a place that is welcoming and comfortable for St. Patrick's students. Watching the students, and my own children, move from the easy picture books through the weighty research tomes, retaining their love of books and the library, is a joy. It offers all students, big and small, an opportunity to explore. The volunteer work is fulfilling because the volunteers are necessary to make the library work. If the books are not on the shelves, they are of no use. I now am able to watch my youngest child and her friends begin their exploration of the library and see their excited faces when they enter through the doors.
Alison Barr, 4A