People of all ages use our library for many different reasons. For every story of someone doing an online-only job application or taking a class to learn new skills or finding the data they need for a project, there is another story of kids playing at the library. We are lucky to have librarians who make a safe and welcoming place for kids to have fun – and not just reading for fun (which is important) – but also playing. The children of our community have meaningful experiences at River East Public Library, such as – fun arts & crafts (painting pumpkins in the fall), reading and playing with Ricco, using their imagination with the toys in the children’s area, playing games, socializing with their peers, and many more. Our library improves the quality of life in our community. Voting YES on April 7th means more than just funding.