Amy is a librarian at the Barrington Public Library and has worked at the Library in various capacities for 26 years. Over the years she has observed how the Library serves all demographics in Barrington. For example, parents come in with their small children for story time, but the library isn’t just for small children, it impacts their families as well. People make lifelong friends at the library.
On the other side of the age-spectrum, older clients come to the library and that provides an important social outlet for elders who may otherwise be isolated.
A library isn’t just a place that houses books, it’s also a place where people come together to meet and make community connections. There are not a lot of places left in communities where you can do that, and that’s why the Library is so special and important.