Maze Branch Library, Oak Park (Alex Rogals/Staff Photographer)

I didn’t grow up in Oak Park, but I’ve been here since 1984. Until we moved 2½ years ago to a condo across Scoville Park from the main library, we lived walking distance from Maze. I feel as you do about Maze [Maze: a storybook place to dream] and always will, and I’m sure those feelings are shared by many current and former Oak Parkers.

Thank you for your thoughts not only about Maze but about the central and vital importance of reading in one’s life. I completely embrace your words, “I figured no matter what life might throw at me, I could handle it as long as I had books to read.”

Elaine Johnson, Oak Park

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