Daniel Padilla

The library helped me get through difficult times in junior high, high school and college by escaping the streets and finding a safe place to hang out and learn at the same time. I would spend my afternoons doing homework at the library because my home was a chaotic and stressful place. The library is a safe haven where you can learn about the world and other people's struggles.

The library probably saved my life since it was the most peaceful place I could go during my teen years.