2016 Sparta Library Transforms Statements

I like the people the most! I also like the events, the Book Club. I like the fact that the library is always thinking of new things to do to get the community involved. – Sparta, Adult

Good friends. – Sparta, Adult

Some books make you learn and that’s good   –  Child

Books are amazing and if there weren’t any libraries in the city, or even the world, I would probably go crazy! –  Sparta, Child

My house isn’t big enough to hold all the books I want to read!  –  Sparta, Child

They have nice and cool books to read and they give you papers where if you read 10 books you get a free meal at Culver’s. –  Sparta, Child

Books are important!! –  Sparta, Child

It helps you get books that can take you to another world. –  Child

I like books and the library has so many of them. – Sparta, Child

I LOVE Books and reading – Sparta, Child

People have free access to materials and resources! –  Anonymous Adult

BOOKS – Tomah, Child

They let me borrow Books  –  Anonymous Child

Because it provides books to read for the community. – Sparta, Child

I get books and I get to read about things in the books. – Wells Township, Adult

It gives people a chance to read many different kinds of books. Knowledge is power 😀 –  Sparta, Adult

One can learn something new everyday! Enjoy the outreach of the staff as well as meeting people of “like mindedness.” A quiet place to center. With the association of the winding rivers library system, one has unlimited resources. “What could be better than that?”  –  Anonymous Adult

Libraries are the gateway to the past and the history of this country and ancient civilizations too. –  Sparta, Adult

Many changes, but the staff are still polite and helpful. Keep it up. “Thanks” – Sparta Township, Adult They help kids fall in love with reading. –  Anonymous Adult

The interesting conversations held at the public library feeds my creativity and make me feel like I am part of a wonderful community. –  Sparta, Adult

Reading opens up new worlds without ever leaving home. – Sparta, Adult

Knowledge is power, through books we receive knowledge. It also expands imaginations in children and young adults. Books are the building bricks of the mind. – Sparta, Adult

Books bring learning to the community. We are able to absorb information through reading. With this information we are able to expand our lives. – Sparta, Adult

The library creates a safe haven that allows you freedom to learn, create, connect, and communicate. Ever since I was old enough to read the library became my second home and ever second spent here, at the library, is time well spent. –Sparta, Teen

The love of learning never ends! – Sparta, Adult

We have a resource of nearly unlimited materials at our fingertips; both for pleasure and study endeavors. With access to other member library’s materials the shelves are expanded exponentially. We can enter the library electronically from most any location, or physically visit the building and enjoy the ambiance of the historical building. – Sparta, Adult

The staff is super nice and helpful. I love coming to the library. Able to order books from other libraries-great selection! – Sparta, Adult

I like the Sparta Free Library because it’s a great place to go have a good time with friends. A great place to read and do school work. There is even great people here too. You can do a lot of great thinking and enjoy a great book. –Sparta, Child

I can fulfill my love of reading with all of these books at my fingertips. I also find LOTS of books for my classroom along with suggestions of new books or series to try out. I LOVE the library! –Sparta Township, Adult

Sparta Free Library is like a home away from home. The staff is like family-helpful, friendly, caring. The atmosphere is so very comfortable. I love our library! So many resources other than the computers – records, CDs, films, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and BOOKS! – Sparta, Adult

The library is great. It lets my children and I get books and movies. We love to read and learn! –Little Falls Township, Adult

They are the last true free thing left in this world. They have lots to read and watch. You can support your library and cut your cable bill!! You can also learn a lot from the past. Fun history! –Angelo Township, Adult

Oh my goodness, where do I begin? I love the ladies. So friendly and helpful. The selection of movies is wonderful. I love the architecture of this building too. Feels like you are in historical Sparta as an active player. I love coming to the library! – Bangor, Adult

Knowledgeable staff always willing to help with questions you have regarding books, movies, computer problems, etc. We really need our library!! – Sparta, Adult

A library is a magical place where everyone is welcome! It provides information and inspiration; it helps us face life and lets us dream dreams. Truly a place of quiet peace and joy. – Angelo Township, Adult

I think it has a good selection of books and CDs and it has a lot of items for kids. – Sparta, Adult

The offering of knowledge and literature it offers those who hunger for beauty, truth, and goodness. It feeds the fire – so to speak. – Sparta Township, Adult

I have been able to teach my kids about the love of reading. When asked on a Friday night if they want to go to Redbox or the library-they choose the library EVERY time! – Sparta, Adult

I feel the library is the best ran and organized one I have ever had the honor of patronizing. The library and staff helped me through a hard time in my life. And I will forever by GRATEFUL! Thank you! – Sparta, Adult

The amount of media you can utilize is just wonderful. This is a great resource for entertainment and education. Would miss it if it ever went away. Thanks! – Tomah, Adult

The Sparta Free Library transforms our community by giving a warm and caring place for people to go to enjoy the many resources it offers. Computers, books, magazines, audio books, a lovely children’s area and friendly library staff make the Sparta Free Library a great place to go. I always feel welcome and comfortable there. – Lafayette Township, Adult

The Sparta Free Library has always been a good source for technology; offering the best in books and videos. And the staff is always helpful and friendly. Sparta Library is my haven to escape to. – Sparta, Adult

I have been coming here since I was a kid. I love the basement area still and enjoy the book selection. I also commonly use the computers for school (college) stuff. – NO NAME

I do a lot of reading and can always find new books. Very convenient for people who live in town. I don’t have a computer so I can’t find out a lot of things. – Adrian Township, Adult

I like all the people that work at the library and give me stickers. I like all the coloring pages and computers. I like all the books. I like the Lego Day and Game Day. – Sparta, Child

Some of you reading this may have a memory of the “card catalog drawers” and if so, you may be the last generation with that particular memory. And try spending even a few minutes in the children’s section and not leave with a smile every minute in the library “Bibliotheca” helps to kindle a life-long passion for learning and reading. I love my “Library Bibliotheca.” – NO NAME

I like the “homey” atmosphere, the friendly people, and all the windows that let the light shine in! I love all of the old woodwork. – Sparta Township, Adult

Let’s me use the computer, buy used books, and order books that are not in this library. – Sparta, Adult

I like the people the most! I also like the events, the Book Club. I like the fact that the library is always thinking of new things to do to get the community involved. – Sparta, Adult

Good friends. – Sparta, Adult

Some books make you learn and that’s good   –  Child

Books are amazing and if there weren’t any libraries in the city, or even the world, I would probably go crazy! –  Sparta, Child

My house isn’t big enough to hold all the books I want to read!  –  Sparta, Adult

They have nice and cool books to read and they give you papers where if you read 10 books you get a free meal at Culver’s. –  Sparta, Child

Books are important!! –  Sparta, Child

It helps you get books that can take you to another world. –  Child

The interesting conversations held at the public library feeds my creativity and make me feel like I am part of a wonderful community. –  Anonymous Adult