This year’s summer intern, funded by ExxonMobil’s Community Summer Jobs Program, was Amelia Nolan
She had the following to say about her experiences this summer:
My internship experience at the Bayou La Batre Public Library has opened my eyes to just how important libraries are in communities, especially one as small as Bayou La Batre. The services that libraries provide to the people of the community are unparalleled.
It gives children a place to cultivate a love for reading, and with an enormous amount of books at their fingertips, it allows for them so discover something new every time they come to the library.
The Summer Reading program gives kids the chance to experience amazing things, such as the Exploreum science show, that they may not have access to elsewhere. This year was especially incredible: more than 300 kids registered for the program!
I am so thankful for this internship as it has allowed me to view a new perspective on both the library experience and the community as a whole.