We're celebrating National Library Week at the book club this week, including giveaways for librarians. So if you work at a library, please celebrate with us and enter today's drawing. Today's giveaway is a set of clip-on bookmarks from Book Nerd.
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To enter the giveaway go here.
Suzanne C., from the U.S. Court of Appeals Library, Richmond, VA, is the winner of Wednesday's giveaway.
Memorable Library Stories from Readers...
"Hi Suzanne, I am the baby of a family of five kids. My mother was a stay-at-home mom and stone deaf. She was an avid reader. When I started school she decided that she wanted to do something outside the home, and so she volunteered at the local library. Every Thursday morning she would go to the library and repair the books. She did this for close to twenty years, and then Mom and Dad had to move. Once set up in their new home, my mom went to the local library offering to volunteer. They told her they didn't have volunteers, and they would be happy to have her if she would agree to be paid. This was the first time in her married life she had ever been paid for anything. I can still remember how happy she was that first Christmas when she bought my dad a present with her own money. All this to say that libraries hold a special place in my heart, and are one of my favourite places to visit. Thanks for bringing this memory back to me."--Suzanne D.
"I am a librarian and I truly enjoy my job every day. Whether it's sharing picture books during story time, hosting an author event, helping someone fill out a job application, or requesting a book for an elderly patron, these are just some of the moments that to me, are just 'doing my job,' but are so much more to those on the receiving end. Thank you for your support of libraries and librarians."--Leanne M.
"I was a kid during the 1960's and our library seemed a magical place for me. Except for the card catalog index drawers! More than once I opened the small long drawer too far and all the cards fell out. I do not remember the librarian's reaction. Guess I have blanked that out of my mind. Sure do love today's computer in the library for finding a book!"--Alison M.
"I have so many wonderful memories of going to our small neighborhood library as a child. I adored storytime with Mrs. Greene, the librarian, and as a pre-schooler, thought it a thrill to be able to sit in the child-sized red and green metal folding chairs put out especially for that event. My mother started taking me to the library when I was two years old. When I was three, Mom thought I should be able to get my own library card. She was told I could get my own card when I could sign my own name. So my mother began her mission, and long story short, I was their youngest patron to ever have their own library card--at the age of three. My love affair with books and libraries lasted till the age of 40 when I quit my career as a paralegal, and I went back to school to get my master's degree in Library and Information Science. While I no longer work as a librarian, my fondest library memories are still those of my small neighborhood library and Mrs. Greene."--Debra F.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
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WHITE SAND, BLUE SEA: A St. Barts Love Story by Anita Hughes
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