Ambassadors from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library came together to discuss how they have been influenced by a librarian, book, or library service.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • The group discussed the joys of reading, the excitement of one’s first library card, and libraries as powerful spaces. They talked about works of fiction and non-fiction, and books as a passport to a bigger world.
  • They discussed positive discussion around childhood experience with public libraries.
  • “Bad Libraries build collections. Good libraries build services. Great libraries build Communities” – R. David Lankes
  • The group talked about the role of libraries and librarians in the community, especially when the community is facing challenging times and how libraries are a place to focus and work.