I left a job a few years back and assumed I would get another at the same salary quickly. The economy turned and that didn’t happen. One of the things I had to do to make ends meet was to stop buying books, a practice that seemed indispensable. This made me return to the most active use of my library as I had since I was a child.
Growing up in St. Louis, I went to the library every week and checked out as many books as allowed. I now do the same at the Adams Street Branch in Dorchester. The librarians and other staff are friendly, give great customer service, and make suggestions of books. The suggestions have expanded my reading.
I am also a short walk away from the other Dorchester branches which makes it convenient to return books to Field’s Corner when I’m doing errands in that area.
The library not only enriches my mind, it helps me stick to my budget and it has given me social connections. I am deeply grateful.