Our love letter campaign was a huge success! We had eighty entries, and frankly, they were all really good. You are all incredible writers! Thank you for your participation and all the lovely letters.
We couldn’t select a top ten – there were too many fabulous letters, so we narrowed it down to 20 and drew the winner’s name from that “hat.” I’m pleased to announce that the gift card goes to Arvada Library patron Tara Castillo. You can read her letter below.
We’ll also be posting excerpts from your letters on our blog and social media channels, so keep an eye out. There’s a strong likelihood you’ll recognize the postings!
Thanks again for participating in this campaign with us. We love our patrons, too!
I wanted to write you a love letter to say, “Thank You!!!”
You helped me become a better (more sane) mom. You helped me make new friends and join some “mommy groups”.
I am a mid-thirties first-time mom. I transitioned from working 50-hour work weeks to staying home with my son. I had a rough couple of months to start out. I was so scared and didn’t think that I was really cut out to be a mom. One day, I was talking to my cousin, who said that she just returned from storytime at the library with her son. I thought, well if her library has storytime, I bet mine does too. So, I looked into it and sure enough, there was storytime, more specifically, baby storytime. I was so excited to get out of the house and participate in this activity with my son.
We went to baby storytime and it was absolutely incredible. My son and I loved it very much. I was so excited to learn the songs and rhymes so that I could sing them at home as well, as up to this point, I knew very few. We traveled around the libraries closest to our home: Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and Standley Lake. (Arvada is our favorite!)
We met other stay-at-home moms there as well. I even joined a group of moms to do activities with outside of the library. We also enjoy the location and love walking around Olde Town Arvada.
Thanks to the time spent in the library, my son is very social and enjoys being around other babies. He loves the songs and rhymes. This is a wonderful setting to expose him to music, rhythms, rhymes, language, movement, and a start to literacy.
Thank you, again, Library, for everything that you do and for everything that you will do in the future for my family. We look forward to seeing you often!"