At the third annual Gold Country Book Festival the Community Story booth was near the library entrance. Visitors were encouraged to stop and write their favorite library story on the theme “Where Magic Comes Alive.” Here are those stories.
I’ll always remember going to the library. I loved getting new books to read. One of my personal favorites was “Tunnels.” I remember how excited I was to read this great book from the library.
When I was in the fifth grade, I had a field trip to the Auburn Library. Although it wasn’t necessary, you could get a library card to check out two books. Since I didn’t have one yet, I took an application and filled it out, then I turned in the application. I got the card the day before the field trip. I was enthusiastic about it and have used it to this day. By Lucas Suter, 7th grade Bowman School
When we first moved to Auburn, my Mom took me to the Auburn Library that was housed at DeWitt in the Quonset huts at that time. I remember feeling like the children’s section was magical. We were able to choose books to look at there and then were able to check books out to bring home in little canvas bags. Later on after the “new” library was built on Nevada Street, we continued to use the library and again feel the magic that was in the children’s area. By Michelle Young
My favorite memories of the library are facilitating writing classes for teens and young adults and meeting so many new people. Watching teens grow to treat the library like home has been pretty awesome as well.
When I used to come to the library on Saturday mornings the lady would read stories to small children. My favorite was “Green eggs and Ham. I just liked how the main character didn’t want to try green eggs and ham, but then after he did he loved it. By J.P. Suter, 4th grade
When I go to the library my favorite thing to do is attend the Auburn Hip Hop Congress writing class and having new topics to discuss with new people! It has such a wide range of topics that each can relate in some way! My favorite class so far has been the vision maps where we mapped out what we wanted for our lives and I loved it! I also go to the library to have a quiet place to get my homework done, even though it is not as fun as the writing class.
My first memory of a library was in Newcastle. I was four years old. I loved getting to go through the books with my Mom and sister. In later years my Mom told me that I wanted to read all of the books in the library! Ruby Duvall Evers
Many years ago, as a student at Placer High, I found the Auburn Library to be a place where I could go and get help with my homework. In addition to being able to get homework assistance I discovered the used book sales. Since I only had limited income I was thrilled to find the used book sales where I was able to purchase books for my own personal library. Now, as a parent, I am thrilled to know that the used book sales are still happening and I am able to take my children to the library and the used book sale to experience what I found as a student many years ago. The magic lives on!