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My name is Hannah Christison and I am a local Corvallis High School student and a huge library fan. Here is a little story:

My little brother is a part of a group called Legendary Leaders. This is a group for tweens in Corvallis to come and help plan library events for their age group. Haven, my brother, looks forward to meetings every month and practically skips into the building when the time comes to go. Usually, after meetings, I am the one who goes in to retrieve him. Last month, my mom told me that Haven had asked her, in all seriousness, to "Please not send Hannah in until 10 minutes after the meeting ends because when I don't come out right away, she has to wait and gets annoyed, and I need to help clean up."

So when I went in to grab him, (10 minutes after the meeting had ended,) I saw my little brother working alongside many other tween leaders to rearrange, put away and vacuum the meeting room that they had been working in. To me this said so much about the library and what they had accomplished by inspiring these kids to spend their time cleaning up a meeting room. This showed that the library had given them a place in their community to be leaders. The same goes for the teens on the the teen advisory board. This not only shows that the library needs support but deserves it immensely.

Hannah Christison

Corvallis (March 10)

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