“The library has been my connection to the community since we moved to Stephentown in 2001. It started with taking my one-year-old daughter to the library for story hour. Through story hour and other library programs I have made some of my best friends and met amazing people.”
Now Rebekkah’s daughter is 15; her son is 7, and Rebekkah has been actively involved with the library for 13 years. In 2007 she became SML’s story hour teacher. She also worked as a library assistant, and has been active on the Youth Committee where she is now Chair.
“As Chair of the Youth Committee, my job is to help plan summer camp and other youth events as well as teen events. Our program provides opportunities for children and teens to learn and grow and also come together to be a part of the larger community.”
The variety of Youth Committee programs invite a wide array of young people into the library. For some, it’s their first introduction to the library and for many, it begins a life-long love for libraries. And youth programming is another example of how, as Rebekkah says, “The library is at the heart of Stephentown.”