First grade introduced Bonnie Blackburn Henrie to the magic of a library and books

Recorded May 8, 2018 — With a lifetime love of books and learning, Bonnie Blackburn Henrie described her introduction to a library when she attended first grade in the basement of the St. George Library, Bonnie stands in front of...

St. George native Winona Stanley said she loved books and children’s story time

Recording March 27, 2018 – The earliest memory of a library for Winona Crosby Stanley was dropping by the Judd’s Store to spend a nickel on a candy bar and crossing the street to the St. George Library for story...

“Use your grey cells, figure it out!” Novel Wisdom: Leah Vaikutis and Judy Sidrys analyze a crime novel that was recommended to Leah.

In this interview, Leah Vaikutis interviews her aunt, Judy Sidrys, about “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”. They debrief the characters, underlying themes, and connections to modern day society as they reminisce through this brilliant crime novel. The very interesting Hercule...

The library provided a comforting place to Maureen Booth when her family relocated to St. George, Utah

Recording February 27, 2018 – When the Haslam Family moved to St. George, Utah in the summer for her father’s work, Maureen Haslam Booth was homesick for her friends and grandparents. St. George didn’t even have television, she said. It...

St. George Natives Kelly and Patricia Larson both grew up using the local library

Recording February 13, 2018 – Husband and wife Kelly James and Patricia Larson have many memories about visiting the St. George Library. They not only grew up in the area, but raised their family here too. The public library was...

Beth Meyers helped develop Hildale Library collection

Recording November 14, 2017 — Elizabeth Meyers works in the Technical Services at the St. George Library and was instrumental in helping to order books and DVDs for the new Hildale Branch Library, the newest branch in the Washington County...

Two friends Tamara Barlow and Rachel Timpson shared a vision for a Hildale Library

Recording November 18, 2017 – These two women were instrumental in the process of Washington County opening a library in Hildale. Tamara Barlow had this dream and shared it with her friend Rachel Timpson, both residents of the twin communities...

HCHS student, Grace Kennedy, talks with her former science teacher, Melissa Zinnecker, about her reading life and book recommendations.

During this interview, Melissa Zinnecker explains how her reading life has changed from her childhood until now. Through her family influences, schooling, and career, Melissa has found reading as a very valuable thing in her life to maintain. Reading has...

Ruth Barlow believes the new Hildale Library encourages a sense of community

Recording November 18, 2017–As a resident of Colorado City, Arizona, Ruth Barlow was one of the first patrons to apply for a library card at the Hildale Library Branch’s on its opening day. Libraries were important to her while growing...

“The ultimate meaning:” A Classics Publisher

It’s a go-to book series, an encyclopedia of Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Islamic thinkers: Paulist Press’ “Classics of Western Spirituality.” And it was started under the leadership of Paulist Fr. Kevin Lynch. In this interview, Fr. Kevin, age 93, talks...