It’s this kind of interest in the words of authors written ages ago, yet still are read today, that warms the heart of Sexton and the staff of the Pulaski County Public Library.
“Is it heartening to me that they want to read? Absolutely,” said Sexton. “The sweetest sound in the world is hearing a child cry because they have to leave the library; we get a lot of that because they want to stay.
“They learn that at the hands, at the knees of the adults,” she added. “They’re the ones who foster that love of reading and that tradition. I always tell them that using the library should be like brushing their teeth — something they do every day. The library should be part of what they do every week at least but not a reward or punishment, just part of the routine.
“I love to see (kids light up) when they walk through the door,” said Sexton. “It’s the best.”