Washington visitor finds himself in libraries

Washington state visitor Jordan Snow poses with his list of favorite libraries while visiting Kihei Public Library last week. Snow, who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, moved one step closer to his goal of visiting 200 libraries when he made the Kihei library his 175th on June 8. “I’ve still got a lot more to go,” Snow said enthusiastically. “My goal is at least 200 in the USA. I’ve got 25 more to go.” He is staying with his sister Jessica Snow and her fiance, Rolland Ericta, while visiting Maui for the summer. “Jordan loves to utilize the bus system to travel from one library to another,” Jessica Snow said. “He loves to talk to the librarians, read books and walk around the libraries to look at all the subjects.” Already comfortable with Maui’s bus system, Jordan Snow volunteers twice a week with the Friends of the Library and twice a week at Imua Family Services. “Being a tropical volunteer makes me feel so wonderful,” he said. He said that the first library he visited was at Gordon Elementary School in Centralia, Wash., and his all-time favorite is the 11-story Seattle Central Library. “It is so awesome,” he said. “The reading room is on the 10th floor.”