Essay by Teagan Stanger
Books act as fantastical doors to different dimensions and worlds. Libraries are the key that unlocks these doorways. I adore libraries. I can choose countless books from many talented authors, thousands of different stories and lives in arm's reach. Libraries have been very important to me, and out of all the libraries I’ve been to, the Madison Library is my favorite by far.
When I first moved to Idaho many years ago, I had difficulty making friends. I was quite shy in school and could never find the opportunity to meet people like me. Then I discovered the different teen activities and meet-ups the Madison Library offered. I had so much fun engaging in the different activities and meeting many people that shared my interests. It really helped me break out of my shell and find new friends.
It’s amazing that the Madison Library is a century old. It feels so modern and advanced that it seems like it was built only a few years ago. The library itself is a beautiful and welcoming environment. I’ve never been to any library quite like it. It’s easy to find the books I want to read, and the resting areas are comfortable and colorful.
In middle school, I loved going by to hang out and get books. Even now as a teenager I still love to check out books from time to time. Reading all these amazing stories has inspired me to become a writer. As I practice my writing skills every day, I keep reading to gain insight and ideas.
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