Fun Fact

English speakers have used the word ‘spring’ for the season since the 16th century. Before that it meant the source of a river. The season was known as Lent or Lenten.

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Karen, accountant

I needed a place without kids, dogs and husbands to study for my CPA exams. The study rooms were perfect! And if I wanted to be around people and still have relative quiet, I could enjoy some coffee at the cafe or sit by the lake. Without the library, dedicated study time would have been difficult for me. 

 

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