"The library helps by providing an environment where I can work on my homework without distraction. It also provides me with a computer which I don't really have at home."
"The library gives me a quiet place and all tools I need to do my assignments, study and create projects.
The assistance of the staff in the library is extremely important as well
while learning how to search in the Virtual Library, find citations, etc."
Barbara, Lake Mary
"I count on the library for reliable research and resources. I am in my 20's but I know there are a lot of reliable resources housed in the library that is why I actually go in search of books. I'm also more likely to get information on composers and pieces that other students might overlook by strictly using the Internet as their only resource."
Laura, Winter Park
"To learn and seek new adventures, and I love to read so what better place than a library."
K.M., 5th grade student, Tallahassee
"The library is a valuable resource to me as a parent. It promotes literacy to my children and fosters a love for reading. Our librarian is a benefit to our entire school in continuing to encourage an emphasis on reading!!"
Nancy (parent), Panama City
"The students are avid readers, and therefore excellent writers. It goes hand-in-hand.
We had the highest writing scores in the District."
Gloria, Key Biscayne
"I would be lost without the public library! It is a primary asset in my life. I use the computer daily for my employment claim, job search, information gathering and personal communication. The staff is ever helpful for resource information as well as literary advice. The books and DVDs would not be available to me in any other venue and I check them out regularly. Thank goodness for the public library!"
Jennie, St. Augustine
"I home school two children so we are at the library at least 3x a week. We constantly check out books, CDs and DVDs. We also use the computer for research. The librarians are wonderful. A public library is a hallmark of civilization."
Elisabeth, Boca Raton
"The library helps by supplying useful materials both academic and practical. Personally, I have an interest in languages and histories. Available library books, tapes, videos, and computers allow me to expand my horizons in these, my interests. On a daily basis, I am able to read the various newspapers and magazines to keep up with current events. The library at its most basic gives me the opportunity to enhance my life."
Steve, Gulf Breeze
"The library is my gateway to education and entertainment."
Jordan, Eglin AFB
"Excellent in helping me, my wife & kids with research via Internet & books. I am learning Russian and staff are outstanding at informing me of all options available: Rosetta Stone, Mango, as well as text."
Raymond, Fort Walton Beach
"Having the book/DVD vending machine at the 27 Outpost has been helpful due to time and scheduling because the machines are right on our route. It helps to keep my little sister (10) occupied while working on projects around the house."
Jeff, Winter Haven