“I want to talk about the library – it’s a safe, welcoming alternative for me to recess. Me and my friend get a pass from the librarian early in the day so we can skip recess—so we can, instead of going to recess, go to the library. And it’s really nice and quiet. It’s a rejuvenation halfway through the day.” — Ethan 2022
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