Love your library

I deeply love the library. Do you? Then help us make it better by taking our survey.

You are a library user. It is an irrefutable fact, because as you are reading these words, you are using the library’s digital branch. So we want to hear your library story. How do you love your library?

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Think back to the first time you walked into the library. Were you a kid or an adult? What did you check out? For me, it was within a few months of moving to Topeka, and I checked out a copy of William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch that I thought, as a writer, I was supposed to read and appreciate. I never finished it because I hated it. (shhh, don’t tell anyone!) I do love William S. Burroughs as a person, however. Look what he has to say about art and civic participation:

4462369“Out of the closets and into the museums, libraries, architectural monuments, concert halls, bookstores, recording studios and film studios of the world. Everything belongs to the inspired and dedicated thief…. Words, colors, light, sounds, stone, wood, bronze belong to the living artist. They belong to anyone who can use them. Loot the Louvre! A bas l’originalité, the sterile and assertive ego that imprisons us as it creates. Vive le vol-pure, shameless, total. We are not responsible. Steal anything in sight.”

I hated the first book I ever checked out from this library, but I came back again and again and read a ton of amazing books, and I started checking out the music, too, and using the library’s computers and taking out documentaries and looking forward to the papery smell and echoey murmurs and footsteps that greeted me each time I walked through the library’s doors. I deeply love this library. Do you? Then help us to make it better.

Take less than a minute to fill out the survey and tell us your thoughts. That way we can make improvements that keep you in mind, and your relationship with the library ongoing and strong.

Leah is a former employee and wrote many stories and articles for the library.