Friday letters: Richland Library helped teen win Jeopardy!

October 25, 2013 

Teen Jeopardy! champ Josiah Washington, 13, of Columbia


— The Richland Library has impacted my life in so many ways. It started out when I was about a year old and I came to story time. That was the beginning of my love of learning and reading. The library also prepared me for my teen Jeopardy! appearance, by providing the almanacs and fact books to study for the show.

The library is a very important resource for everyone who has access to it. You can check out picture books, chapter books and non-fiction books and access eBooks.

The Southeast branch is my community library. It is wonderful but in need of certain things. There are not enough books or computers. And when you look at the huge number of people who visit Southeast, it is obvious that it is in need of an expansion.

The Richland Library is helpful to anyone who properly uses it. Think of the future, think of the children, and vote yes for the library bond referendum on Nov. 5.

Josiah Washington


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