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The great thing about public libraries is that they touch us in every stage of life. From our first Storytime to after-school clubs to studying to author events and so much more …

So tell us: what role has Phoenix Public Library played in your life?

  • Mychaeltodd Robinson-Hokerk
    commented 2019-01-16 13:55:01 -0700
    My name is Mychaeltodd Robinson-Hokerk, I’m a local published author known as MYCHAELTODD. The book I wrote is entitled: HEY PUDDIN! Some Thing’s Just Don’t Change. It’s part one of my life as a young black boy growing up in Ohio, Arizona, California and the pitstops along the way. It’s about my connection to the Goldwater legacy, a landmark law suit Robinson v. Louie, and domestic violence. I talk about my life in Hollywood and how the 70’s and 80’s effected my life and those around me. Now that I am a senior citizen I want to leave my legacy through my writing, hopefully it will help a young person dealing with LGBTQ issues, a single mother with domestic violence questions, a man who is hiding sexual abuse, and people in need of a higher power. HEY PUDDIN! covers a lot and many people are involved in my book from my living, Sarah Vaugh, Tony Bennett, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Smokie Robinson and Sylvester- and many more. Part two has not been completed, because I have decided to write a childrens book entitled: Hey Mommy! I want to write a book. I have one issue with Phoenix public library, when I requested to have my book brought into the library, I was given a denial because they need at least 50 reviews and a site that they use to order it (not available) I was clear when I told the clerk at the desk I would donate two copies. I have donated copies before to other libraries in the Untied States, what’s the issue now?- Mychaeltodd
  • Kenneth Singleton
    commented 2016-03-27 14:58:54 -0700
    EXOTIC NEUROTIC By: Kenneth Jarrett Singleton


    Overview


    SYNOPSIS


    Exotic Neurotic is a book of poetry which involves subject matter such as depression, imbalance within one’s personal self, angst, frustration, youthfulness, antisocial behavior, and violence. In addition, many of Exotic Neurotic’s thematic properties also pertain to love, illness, death, human anatomy, physical deformities, elimination, birth, and abortion.


    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/exotic-neurotic-kenneth-k-jarrett-j-singleton/1123468351?ean=9781500951962
  • Kenneth Singleton
    commented 2016-03-27 14:58:54 -0700
    EXOTIC NEUROTIC By: Kenneth Jarrett Singleton


    Overview


    SYNOPSIS


    Exotic Neurotic is a book of poetry which involves subject matter such as depression, imbalance within one’s personal self, angst, frustration, youthfulness, antisocial behavior, and violence. In addition, many of Exotic Neurotic’s thematic properties also pertain to love, illness, death, human anatomy, physical deformities, elimination, birth, and abortion.


    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/exotic-neurotic-kenneth-k-jarrett-j-singleton/1123468351?ean=9781500951962
  • Judith Vianna
    commented 2016-03-15 08:47:56 -0700
    I currently work at the Vista Grande Library in Casa Grande; however, after seven years I am now considering retirement in August of 2016. I am also the Vice President of the Friends of the Casa Grande Library and will consequently be President from 2017 to 2019. I am looking forward to attending the Conference in May.
  • Dyana Mullican
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-24 15:44:33 -0700
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  • Dyana Mullican
    commented 2016-02-24 15:43:28 -0700
    When I was 7 years old I went to live with my Grandmother. The Library was just down the hill from her house. She had to go with me because it was across a busy street. She held my hand and walked me across and into the building. I had to stop. I was in awe. I was like a kid in a candy store. I took 5 books home. Next week I took 5 more. By the time of 2 years I had read all the children’s books. What a wonderful place that was. The Librarian introduced me to Sherlock Holms. I will never forget that first day. I am 73 years old and it seems like yesterday.
  • Carolyn Addie
    commented 2016-02-24 10:57:32 -0700
    The Ironwood Library is build on land that was once my father’s farm! How special is that!
  • Connie Midey
    commented 2016-02-24 10:29:42 -0700
    This will sound negative at first . . . but one day while sharing the Central library’s elevator with a few teenage boys, I heard one of them curse. It wasn’t an especially bad swearword and I didn’t react to it at all. But the boy who said it noticed me and apologized. I accepted the apology and left the elevator thinking that simply being in the library brings out the best in people.
  • Louise Moore
    commented 2015-09-08 15:21:14 -0700
    Hello…I taught my children and many others to read between the ages of three and five in a very fun and natural way. Sixty six % of children over all groups in the fourth grade do not read up to grade level….Starting early at home is my answer. I even wrote a book about it…Go to childrensreadingsuccess.com…..to see what I mean…..Louise

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