My grandson, Henry, and I have been coming to the Garden City Library for several years. We came to storytime, and enjoyed every minute. We checked out books regularly and the staff has always been so helpful and supportive.
This school year our circumstances changed. Henry was diagnosed to be on the autism spectrum and the rigors and routines of kindergarten were too challenging for him. I found myself returning to my teaching “roots” to help Henry transition to first grade.
The library became a source of science units, first readers, read-aloud books, and, of course, ABCmouse on one of the two “smaller” computer stations.
The staff has embraced Henry and always greets both of us with enthusiasm. Any needs that we have asked for have been met from reserving books (lots of Fly Guy) to bringing Henry headphones to use at the computer. Henry and I look forward to putting together the craft material that is provided weekly.
In summary, the library has become so much more than a building that is filled with books. It has become for us a school, a home away from home, and a loving and accepting environment.
I am so grateful to have a library such as this to be a part of our lives.
Garden City Library Customer
March 30, 2022