Friends at the Library

By Sheila Barnard

What is better than coming to the library? Coming to a library with a friend! The love of reading isn’t the only thing friends can share at the library. We talked to different friends who have come to the library together to see what they enjoy about coming to the library with their friend.

Our first friends are Lakely age 6 and Tyler age 7. They came to the library together to for Beyblade Battle Wednesdays. Lakely said she likes to come to the library with Tyler so they can read together. Tyler said he likes to come to the library with Lakely so they can both check out books. Other than reading they like to play in the rice together. When talking about what they have in common, they said they both like the library and playing Beyblades. When asked what was different about them, they both replied NOTHING!

Lakely and Tyler

Our next friends are Dylan age 12 and Logan age 11. They were at the library together for the Teen Advisory Board meeting and to play on the computers. They said they like to come to the library with each other so they can play games and hang out. Some of the things Logan and Dylan like to do at the library together are talk, play games, hang out, and participate in the teen activities. Things they like in common are Roblox, Call of Duty, Minecraft, and musicals. When asked what was different about them they said Logan likes frog legs and books and Dylan likes sushi and anime.

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Colton age 11 and Jaydon age 13 were at the library to participate in Beyblade Battles and get books. They like coming to the library to battle and talk. Some of the things they like to do together at the library are Beyblade Battling and bringing prizes for Battle winners. Colton and Jaydon both like Beyblades, books, and legos. Jaydon says he doesn’t like Fortnite. MINECRAFT IS BETTER! Colton says “No! Fortnite is better!”

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Tommy and Abraham were the first friends I talked to. Tommy, age 12, and Abraham, age 13, were at the library to play Roblox on our computers. When asked why they came to the library with their friend that day, Abraham responded “Because we like to play the same games”. Tommy said because Abraham is his friend and he dragged him here. Some of the things they like to do together at the library are play games, get books, and do the teen activities. Tommy and Abraham both like games and food. However, Tommy plays x-box and Abraham plays PS4.

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Our last friends are Kenneth age 60 and John age 46. John was at the library today to read and check on a friend on Facebook using the library computers. Kenneth said he was avoiding a funeral. They like coming to the library together to have someone to talk to and show what they are reading. At the library they like to use the computers, share information on dogs, and listen to music. They both enjoy Mexican food, dogs, and music. When asked what was different about them they said Kenneth is a minimalist and John is not. Something else they both agreed on was not having their picture taken!

As you can see there are many reasons to come to the library with a friend. There are so many things to do from discussing books to playing computer games to attending library programming. We love to see friends of all ages enjoying the library together. What is your favorite thing to do at the library with a friend?