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Testimonials

Read on to learn about how the library and its offerings have made a difference for our members. To submit your testimonial, email us at info@estherville.lib.ia.us!
Amber Fontenot

Amber Fontenot, 2012 Couch-to-5K participant: 

"This program has been awesome!  Thank you very much for putting this on.  I have met both my goals of meeting new people and getting into better shape." 

Amber (right) at the July 2012 Color Run in Minneapolis with Crystal Clabaugh.
Melony Renze

Melony Renze, parent of Summer Reading Program participants:

"Living in a small community sometimes makes you wonder what you're missing out on in a bigger city.  Estherville Public Library helps to alleviate some of those curiosities by offering fun, free, family oriented activities such as the nocturnal petting zoo, puppet shows, Kirby the Kangaroo, weekly summer crafts and story time, to name a few.  The library is such a wealth of knowledge as well as teaching my children responsibility of taking care of items that do not belong to them and being accountable for their library cards.  I am so impressed with all the presenters that have entertained us at the Library, they do an excellent job with teaching, demonstrating and even answering some of the peculiar questions children have.  I am proud of our Library, it's spacious, comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful.  Thank you to the Library staff for all you do in making our community educational and fun!"
John Wittneben

John Wittneben, Friend of the Library:

"Your newsletter is great, very informative. I learn something new about our library in each issue.
 
I especially like the Geocaching you've made available. What an adventure, it combines technology, the outdoors, and family into fun.
 
Thanks for all you do."

Shannon Richardson, Daycare Provider Receiving Outreach Services:

"Thank you for providing such great resources.  My daycare children love story time with Paula when she comes to my home.  I really enjoy checking out books on my Nook rather than buying.

Thanks,

Shannon Richardson"


Molly Struve, Library Volunteer and Board Member:

"Here is why I love our library!
 
For me personally, I really enjoy the library's great collection of books on tape/CD.  I travel a lot for work and these have been a lifesaver!  I like the selection - the mix of older books and popular, new releases is great. 
 
Also, my son, who is three, absolutely loves going to the library!  He really enjoys playing with the various games available and has really enjoyed Lego League.  The library gives us a chance to try out 'new' books, without having to purchase and store them at home and I've learned what topics he really enjoys reading about.  He enjoys getting different books every couple of weeks and we always go home and read them immediately!"

Norma Beaver, Friend of the Library:

"I LOVE my library because.....
   the staff personnel are incredible -- friendly, helpful, courteous.  The selection of audio books has improved with the selections being on CDs rather than tapes and the many new additions.
My library accepts used magazines that are then offered to others who benefit from recycling.  And now adding the ability to see a selection of magazines on line adds to the convenience of reading them without physically visiting the library.  My library is always a pleasant place to visit with its relaxing environment.  The many new activities and programs help to attract a wide range of community members, showing that it is more than just about checking out reading materials.  I am a proud user of my library."


Megan, Children's Department Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"It has lots of fun books and I like it because i thas fun legos and it has a giraffe.  They have fun games on the computers and puzzles that are fun."

Natalie, Children's Department Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"I love it when you get new books in!  I like the big selection of books.

Your computers are so much faster than mine!  I love it!

I love all the people who work here!  Everybody is so nice!"

Lilly, Children's Department Patron:

"I love to get books and play downstairs."

Asya Jordan, Library Patron:

"It has lots of books & I like to read.  It is also very big to what I'm used to.  The residents are very nice."

David Jordan, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"You can come whenever you want, you can learn new things, learn about new things and practice your reading abilities."

Lori Nielsen, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"It is a safe and welcoming place for everyone.  I have lots of fun memories with my son at the library!"

Michaela Jordan, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"It gives the children a chance to expand their knowledge of many different things."

Sue Snyder, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"It is one of the original buildings of our great city that we still are able to enjoy.  Everything you love about reading is right here, and I love the fact that there are computers here for those that done have one."

Community Room User:

I LOVE my library because...
"The Public [Library] has been very helpful to our N.A. meetings, helping us have a place to hold our meetings, and a very friendly and helpful staff."

Jan Glenn, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"I lvoe to read!  Through my regular authors (about 16), I have read reviews on other authors & now my list has grown to 26!!  My books give me a chance to 'go away' for awhile from daily mishaps."

Tony Olson, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"It has the variety and accessibility to all the different types of books and various authors -- always something new and different with a mix of older books to stimulate the mind and often fill in the open times of day or night.  Also, access to computers and local area newspapers."

Judy Lastine, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because:
"The people are friendly and I find very interesting reading.  It's handy to get, too."

Moriah, Children's Department Patron:

I LOVE my library because:
"I like to pick out my own books about princesses."

Isaac, Children's Department Patron:

I LOVE my library because:
"Because it has lots of things to do.  And activities."

Marsha Sunde, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because:
"It is so easy to locate books, magazines of my choice anytime.  Everyone here is very nice and always helpful."

Donna Day-Templin, Experience Works Participant:

I LOVE my library because:
"We SAVED the old Carnegie building!

So much available for public use.

Wonderful children's programs, area and librarians.

Knowledgeable employees.

Computers, books on CD, DVDs, BOOKS ON PAPER!

Visitors & returning residents come to visit & make so many positive comments."


Robert Jensen, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"Music, and movies I can borrow.  Meet nice people and enjoy a peaceful place to read."

Theresa Morales, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"I get to travel the world without leaving my house.  It is a place to get together with friends and enjoy a new book."

Donna Probst, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"The books provide an escape from the challenges of everyday life!"

Bruce Henningsen, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"I can get musical lyrics to songs for only ten cents.  The people are great that work there."

Rachel, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"It's nice & quiet -- I can use Internet for free."

Marsha Mariner, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"Allows me to use computer as long as needed (unless busy) quiet -- hours are good.  I do 3 FB accounts and need time to go through them.  Good selection of books.  Nice display downstairs."

Makenna, Children's Department Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"Has lots of books

Story time."

Moses Astello, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"They are always helpful and very friendly.  Thank you, God Bless!"

Amber Wells, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"I can print and fax what I need at a small cost."

Pat Evans, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"The staff is very helpful & always willing to go the extra mile in obtaining a book.

Also, by using the library I save many hundreds of dollars, by checking out books as opposed to purchasing them."

Carole Lemon, Library Patron:

I LOVE my library because...
"It has an amazing children's program."  :)