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What does Menlo Park Library mean to you? Sharing your personal story is a powerful way to show your support. Even a sentence or two makes a world of difference.

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Revathi Santhanam
Jeff Decurtins
Carol Blitzer
Donna Terman
Casey Scherm
Dana Beausang
Jaejean Kang
Karin Sargis
Allison Jagtiani
Elizabeth Halaby
Lynne Fovinci
Elyse Stein
Monica Corman
Sean Reinhart

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  • Revathi Santhanam
    shared 2019-02-25 13:09:42 -0800
    I love the library. The books give me so much joy. The staff is incredibly nice and eager to help. I cannot imagine a world without this library.
  • Jeff Decurtins
    shared 2019-02-25 12:41:03 -0800
    The library helps me feel good about this community when I show up a little before opening time and there’s a small crowd just waiting to get in. That’s gotta be a good sign.
  • Carol Blitzer
    shared 2019-02-25 12:24:34 -0800
    While I was volunteering for Project Read and helping an elderly woman improve her English skills, I started accessing the Menlo Park Library on a regular basis. I belong to two and a half book groups and found access to books SO easy with the intra-library circulation system. Thanks!
  • Donna Terman
    shared 2019-02-25 12:15:38 -0800
    Every time I walk in the Menlo Park library, I take a moment to lose myself in the wonderful stained glass window over the entrance. Being a child, reading a book under a tree — even 50 years later, there’s no better feeling. Sometimes I just reserve something online, and run in and out of the library. Other times, I spend a few hours in the stacks and magazines, whiling away an afternoon. It’s the best.
  • Casey Scherm
    shared 2019-02-12 06:23:04 -0800
    Ever since we moved here from NYC 27 years ago, I have been a fan of the Menlo Park Library. The selection of books and other resources is extensive, the staff are always professional, courteous and eager to help, the hours are convenient and the accompanying online services complement the physical library perfectly. I am very excited by the plans to expand our libraries in Belle Haven and the main branch on Alma to help keep Menlo Park the vibrant community that has been for the past 27 years.
  • Dana Beausang
    shared 2019-02-11 18:47:39 -0800
    What our family loves about the library is that it has lots of comics. Our favorite thing to do at the library is read comics!
  • Jaejean Kang
    shared 2019-02-11 18:36:30 -0800
    What I love about the library is that it has so many Spanish books to help my child with Spanish immersion. Another of our favorite things to do at the library is to pick out DVDs.
  • Karin Sargis
    shared 2019-02-11 18:32:20 -0800
    What I love about the library are all the wonderful educational and cultural programs, workshops and events.
  • Allison Jagtiani
    shared 2019-02-11 18:28:33 -0800
    Our favorite thing to do at the library is to reserve our favorite books! We love the staff that is so friendly and helpful. We attended a Valentine-making event and it was fabulous and it sparked creativity. Thank you!
  • Elizabeth Halaby
    shared 2019-02-10 20:19:44 -0800
    The library is the heart of our community and a treasure to support.
  • Lynne Fovinci
    shared 2019-02-08 14:28:37 -0800
    I have been a bookworm since I was very young child. To me, libraries have always meant a source of great stories and doors into other worlds. Modern libraries have adapted and changed with the times, and now offer a range of resources to their communities – books, e-books, movies, music, access to computers and the internet, community programs in reading, arts, music, and more. I support the Menlo Park Library Foundation because I want to see the Menlo Park Library system continue to modernize. We need these welcoming public spaces that offer an enormous variety of resources and programs that strengthen our community.
  • Elyse Stein
    shared 2019-02-07 09:54:24 -0800
    I’m a Menlo Park Library supporter because I want free, public libraries to be available for this generation and the next. Libraries have contributed immeasurably to my life, and I want everyone to experience that benefit.
  • Monica Corman
    shared 2019-02-06 19:49:06 -0800
    There was an inviting branch library near my house when I was growing up. In the summer especially, we would walk to the library and stay for a long time selecting books to take home. I remember wishing I could stay and read them all. It was wonderful to have many summer days to read, free from the regimen of school. Whenever I go to the Menlo Park Library I am reminded of these childhood experiences and feel the same urge to get lost in the stacks and select whatever I want. I’m sure others do too and for this reason, and many others, I strongly support our libraries I want to make sure the Menlo Park libraries are the best they can be, just waiting for that child, teen or adult to discover the valuable things they contain..
  • Sean Reinhart
    shared 2019-02-02 05:55:00 -0800
    For nearly 20 years, I’ve had the privilege to witness the transformative power of the library to change people’s lives first-hand. From early childhood education programs to adult literacy services to lifelong learning for seniors, the library is central to our community’s future health and success. The Menlo Park Library staff does an awesome job, seven days a week, to provide these essential, high-quality services to our community. But we could not do all we are able to do without the support of our amazing corps of volunteers — everyday people who want to make a difference in Menlo Park though our partner nonprofit organizations like Menlo Park Library Foundation. These extraordinary volunteers are richly deserving of gratitude and support for the good work they are doing to help Menlo Park thrive.
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