Ryan Collins-Swartz has a special place in his heart for Lillian H. Smith Branch. In his story, he tells us that the branch reminds him of childhood and holidays and it gave him his first dose of independence. Ryan is currently working on a project with his dad called Keeping it Veal which sees them visiting every Italian hot table in Toronto and interviewing its owners about the stories behind the places.
"Reading was always a huge thing in my family from a young age."
"My memory of Lillian H. Smith is being in high holidays, standing up, for what seemed to be so long, getting a slice of sponge cake, and just leaving...and just coming to the library every year until I was about 10, 11 years old."