When I had nothing left, no prospects, no friends, no hope…the library was there for me. In the midst of my addiction, it was the only safe place for me to interact with the world and attempt to rejoin society. I couldn’t afford coffee shops, so I would go to the library and apply for jobs. I’m sober now, and the library has become a place to help me reach my dreams, providing me access to sheet music so I can sing again. Please give them the funding they need!