Annie started frequenting Central Library in her freshman year. During the school year, Annie would come to study at the library. She said that it was a nice, distraction-free place because many of her peers didn’t know about the library. Even when school was out, over the three summers that Annie spent in Madison, she would come and enjoy the library’s space.

“The library is not only a good place to chill, but also a safe place for all people groups,” she said. “It has such a diverse selection of books that all people regardless of their background can come and choose a book.”

Annie is an avid reader and enjoys the large selection of books that the library offers. She especially appreciates the historical nonfiction section. Some of her favorite books are Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and 1984 by George Orwell.  

“I enjoy books that deal with the raw emotions of the protagonist. These books leave me thinking and allow me to question myself,” said Annie.