This page will highlight the special and meaningful stories behind the leaves on the Friend’s Giving Tree.

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Engraved gold leaf
My mom died in 2021 just a few months short of her 100th birthday. This past June I was looking for something to remember her on her birthday, and the library tree was the perfect thing to do. She learned to read before she started kindergarten and never stopped.  Even in her later years, she continued reading. She would say "the day flew fly by" whenever she had a good book. She loved to read. And I'm guessing she read more than a thousand books during her life. I know she would feel honored to be one of the leaves supporting the Friends' Giving Tree. 

Thanks very much to all the Friends of the Novi Library!
Val Kushman