Creating Opportunities

By Patti Samar When Denise Brooks was a little girl, she enrolled in the St. Clair County Library summer reading program, intent on reading enough books throughout the summer to earn a ribbon. That early motivation to read helped develop Brooks’ love of reading that extends to this day.“Reading is such a cornerstone of everything … More Creating Opportunities

The Freedom to be Free

It’s July 4. It’s known, across the semi-United States of America, as “Independence Day.” But who, really, is free? We celebrate this date because back in 1776, “the delegates of the 13 colonies officially adopted the Declaration of Independence and ended British rule,” per a quick Google search. For the following 246 years, our nation … More The Freedom to be Free