David Simmons, Jr. – NC Congressional District 5 | View Essay
“For me, libraries are a calming place to be in because of their quiet atmosphere and
comfortable settings. They are amazing places that I enjoy being in. They are amazing for one
simple reason ­ it accommodates all types of people and no one is exactly the same.”

David is from Wilkesboro, North Carolina and an 8th grader at West Wilkes Middle School. His outstanding essay details a poignant story of how libraries were there for him and his family during hard times.

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