Love Letter to My Library: Yakyra C.

We're grateful to Yakyra C. for taking the time to submit this Love Letter.

I found a second home on Woods Memorial Library. You'll find me here every Thursday doing homework or reading at one of the two tables in the back (usually the one on the right). Not to mention any weekends or hot Tucson summers. Woods is just a place where you can relax and be happy, you're always welcome.

My most memorable experience with Woods was when I was eight years old getting a "grown up" library card. I've always loved reading, so when I'd come to check out books, I'd only be able to get a few at a time (that's just how it is with a kids' card). So one day, I walked up to the desk, explained why I wanted the "grown up" card, and promised to be super careful. I got the card! Woods made me feel like more than just a little kid trying to act like an adult

People here take me seriously and don't disregard me. Woods is my home away from home because it's not just a library to me. It's somewhere where you're treated with kindness and respect, no matter who you are or why you're here.

Woods Memorial Library turns 50 on October 20 with a Golden Anniversary extravaganza! Do you have memories to share? Join Yakra today - we want to hear what makes this Library special to you! Use #WoodsLibrary50 on Facebook and Twitter, or email

Love Letters to My Library is a collaborative project between Pima County Public Library and Rachel Miller of Love Letters to Tucson. Has the Library helped or changed you in some way? Does a particular location, service, or program hold a special place in your heart? Please tell us about it. Submit your Love Letter today to