Photo of library user Karen and John Sumaryono
  Name: Karen and John Sumaryono
Hometown: Belchertown
Local Library: Clapp Memorial Library, Belchertown
Occupation: Teacher
Favorite Book: My Secret Life of Bees/Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
We love our library!
Why I Use My Library
I cannot imagine having to pay for or do without all the wondrous worlds we visit after our weekly trip to the library.  At home I read aloud Harry Potter's adventures and listen to you-can-read beginning books.  While on my daily commute I luxuriate in my own world of novels, philosophy and self-improvement books on tape or CD.  Our family also enjoys lots of new music, games and movies by borrowing audio CDs, wonderful educational software, and a great selection of videos and DVDs.  In addition, as a teacher, our friendly librarians are always delighted to help me find the right video or book to help my students.  Most recently both my husband and I are doing yoga with great videotape lessons, and we feel great.  Then there are the children's story hours, crafts and music programs that we have enjoyed since my son was an infant.  We also love the book sales! When I meet another parent in town who says, "Oh, I've never been to the library," I just cannot imagine their world.  Even if they are affluent enough to buy all of the materials we borrow each week, they miss the friendly folks who work and frequent this most precious, charming and exciting place.  It gives everyone the chance not just to live, but to live well.  We love our library.

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