Your Story: Selena Anderson

“The staff is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful...”

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KPL Library Associate, Jill
with Selena Anderson

Homework and research draw Genett Andersons’s children, Selena, 11, and her brother Rico, 15, to their Washington Square neighborhood library or to the Central Library downtown. But it’s the children’s authors programs that bring books alive for Selena. “She’s just so excited to meet and talk with people who’ve written books,” Genett says. “To her they’re like a star.”

Genett enjoys the authors programs, too, but more often it’s the solitude and peacefulness that draws her in. The family uses the library computers when their home computer is down. They check books out regularly and are constantly amazed at the many unique opportunities they find there. “It’s a quiet place to study, to relax or to enjoy the programs the library offers,” says Genett. “The staff is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful and we really enjoy it.”