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How Did Star Wars Film Change Your Life?

For many years, the Joliet Public Library has been a second home to me. It’s where I discovered a love of reading and learning at a young age, and it’s where I found my passion for Star Wars.

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I grew up in a single-parent household and we didn’t have a lot of money. The library was a place where I could go to escape my reality and explore new worlds. It’s where I first saw Star Wars on VHS (remember those?) and fell in love with the franchise.

Star Wars has been a huge part of my life ever since. It’s inspired me to be creative, to never give up on my dreams, and to always strive to be the best I can be.

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