NOTE: Washington Square Branch Library will be CLOSED June 21-24 for repair. Normal open hours at all other locations.

Your Story: Arledge Family

"I’ve loved having these resources for our kids."

Arledge Family

Saturday mornings find Jamie and Ryan Arledge and their two children—Marlaina, a second grader and Caleb, a kindergartner—in the children’s room at Central library. The booksvideos and books-on-CD are part of the children’s home-school experience. “We started with the picture books,” says Jamie. “As our kids have learned to read, the easy reader section has been fabulous. We watch science documentaries on animals. My daughter loves the biography section…”

The Arledge children also play the summer reading game each year. “Our children know the librarians by name and the librarians know our children,” says Jamie. “Reading is so important. It’s the key to everything. I’ve loved having these resources for our kids.”