/ Modified jan 27, 2016 2:10 p.m.

Tucsonan Who 'Was Always Scared to Come to the Library' Grows Up to Work There

Mission Library technical assistant says a grandfather's influence took him to a place he feared growing up.

ReyesSuarez_Spot1 Reyes Suarez at the Mission Branch of the Pima County Library, where he works as a Library Technical Assistant. (PHOTO: Sophia Paliza-Carre)

Dímelo: Stories of the Southwest is an ongoing community storytelling project by Arizona Public Media, featuring voices and stories from around town. This week's theme is "journeys." Lead producer Sophia Paliza-Carre brings you an audio profile from the Mission Branch of the public library, on a calm Friday morning.

Reyes Suarez never thought that he would end up working at the very same place he was always afraid to go to while growing up: the library.

The article Suarez mentions that he wrote with the nonprofit Voices, Inc. can be found here.

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You can find one of our story mailboxes at Mission Library, coming February 2016.

This project brought to you by KUAZ and Finding America, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated. The project is done with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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