Photo of library user Patricia Warner
  Name: Patricia Warner
Hometown: Belchertown
Local Library: Clapp Memorial Library, Belchertown
Occupation: Professor
Favorite Book: ?
The Clapp Memorial Library is the heart of the town!
Why I Use My Library
A good library is the mark of a cultured, educated community, and for me, the Clapp Memorial Library is the heart of the town.  When I moved to Massachusetts 15 years ago, this building (but not the collection) was one of the things that convinced me to live here.  Since that time, Owen Maloney and his staff have preformed miracles, making it the lively, busy magnet it is today.  As a professor at UMass, I visit it weekly to find magazines, novels, books on tape, videos or to order things through CWMARS.  Sometimes I simply want the pleasure of my weekly "fix" in that beautiful historic building, mingling with the parents, children and teenagers who are always there.  I enjoy talking to the efficient, friendly and helpful staff, who know me by name as they seem to know every other patron.  It's a wonderful place and I love it.

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