Check out this collection of Japanese books at the CS Library


Yuko Roberts and many Japanese books she donated to the Cedar Springs Library. Courtesy photo.

Yuko Roberts was 29 when she moved to the United States with her husband, whom she met while in the military and stationed at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, where she worked. Over the years she has had 6 children, all of whom are graduates of Cedar Springs Public Schools. She was first noticed by the Cedar Springs Public Library as the Japanese person who made a lot of book reservations through the interlibrary loan system. His love of books and his many years of volunteer work at the Cedar Springs Library landed him a job in 2004, and eventually at the Kent District Library, and even a few years at the Lakeland Library Cooperative in cataloging.

Since 2007, Yuko has been purchasing Japanese themed books for all ages, especially adult non-fiction books. This holiday season, she presented the Library Board with 32 more books on several topics. She started following the books on The, where you can see all of the books in her Japanese collection housed at the Cedar Springs Library. There are 96 books cataloged over the years, many of which are donated by her, making our local library‘s collection one of the finest. There’s even a baby book on sushi.

If you are interested in the culture and beauty of Japan, or even learning Japanese, or meeting a really talented and cool Japanese person, come to the library on a Monday or Tuesday after 4:30 p.m. extensive collection. Thanks Yuko!

To see the full list of books in their Japanese collection, go to (all books have a Japanese collection sticker with a web address affixed to the inside cover) .


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