Like many of our library visitors, Pat Draper loves to read. She always reserved books online from her Schaumburg home, then visited the library to pick them up. But as the years wore on, Pat found it increasingly difficult to walk through the Library parking lot. Unwilling to forego her favorite pastime, she continued picking up her titles, despite the challenge.
Then one day…
“By chance I went to a program at the Prairie Center, and there was a Library table there with Lisa (Nusret),” Pat said. “I told her I get books all the time, but it was getting hard for me. She told me there was an Outreach program and they could deliver books to my house…and it was free. I said ‘sign me up!’ I still go sometimes, like for the Senior Scams program, but Outreach is wonderful.”
Pat said she greatly appreciates the kindness shown to her by Lisa, as well as Hermez Biko, both of whom bring books and movies to her door. She additionally values the assistance offered by other areas of the Library.
“One day I suddenly had Windows 10 on my computer, because it had updated,” Pat said. “I went to the Computer Assistance area because I didn’t know how to get into my email. The woman at the desk helped me and told me about the Windows 10 class, so I signed up.”
Pat says she also enjoys the Library’s day trips, and doesn’t even mind the times when she goes solo, because there are always friendly people on the buses.
“You have a fantastic library,” she said. “It’s the best thing.”
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