My KDL Story: Cassandra Chance

"Mango gives you the written words, the pronunciations and great grammatical and cultural references as to why language rules exist. It has been nothing short of an epiphany....
Mango has changed my relationship and my life for the better!"

Cassandra Chance

Cassandra Chance not only had an ocean separating her from her sweetheart, Carl, who lives in Sweden, she also had to overcome a language barrier.

She tried everything to learn Swedish, but nothing clicked. She purchased an assortment of books and CDs on the subject, and even tried some expensive language-learning programs, but said she still could barely string together a coherent sentence.

Then she found out that KDL offers Mango Languages, a language-learning database, free to KDL cardholders. When Mango began offering Swedish lessons, she finally found a language program that works, she said.

"The biggest problem I've had with other language programs is that they offer no explanation as to why a certain grammar rule exists, or why certain words have certain endings while others don't. Mango gives you the written words, the pronunciations and great grammatical and cultural references as to why language rules exist. It has been nothing short of an epiphany."

It's a good thing Mango improved communication between Cassandra and Carl, because — following a six year long-distance relationship — the couple plan to get married in a Christmas-themed wedding at Frederik Meijer Gardens in December.

"We've discovered that when we're together, our lives are just made that much better, and we're looking forward to sharing the experience of life with each other," she said. "Mango has changed my relationship and my life for the better!"

 

See more KDL stories!

 


 

What's Your Library Story?

 

Tell us how the Kent District Library has influenced you! Please share your memories
and let us know the library's importance to you, your family, and our community!
Your stories help us advocate for public libraries with elected officials and
prove what an important asset the library is to the citizens of Kent County.

Share your story!