Malissa from San Jose, California

I really like our neighborhood library.  

It was closed for some time and rebuilt from the ground up in 2005.  Later when I learned a preschool was being built across the street, I wanted my daughter to go there no matter what, because it was directly across from the library!  It was perfect for us when I would pick her up after school to walk over and check out some books and spend some time.  There's children's reading time in the late afternoons as well as arts, crafts and entertainment which she loves.

It also encouraged me to join the Friends of Joyce Ellington Library and volunteer my time to supporting and supplementing library resources to better serve our community.

The library has also been a great place to meet with friends and neighbors for other regular community events and meetings.  It is a vital asset to our neighborhood.