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About Amanda Venema

Amanda Venema is a student at Brigham Young University–Idaho. Born and raised in Rexburg, she lived for several years in Florida, loves to be outside, especially at the beach or in the mountains, and is an avid reader. If you’re lucky, she’ll let you listen to her rap along to the song “Fergalicious.”

At the Library

It’s a cold fall night, and the sun has already set. The building is darker than usual and the sparse lighting that previously seemed cozy is now foreboding. Several police officers mill about, and I peek around the corner as two slim men with long gray beards, twins, are put into cuffs and led out the door. They’ve violated a restraining order. For me, it’s another day on the job—at the public library. Continue reading

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