All week long we've been celebrating National Library Week at the book club, 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 Bookshelf Mug. (To see a photo of today's giveaway, click here.)
To enter the giveaway, click here.
Congratulations to Elaine S, Coldwater Public Library, the winner of Thursday's librarian giveaway.
Memorable Library Stories from Readers...
"I was a stay-at-home mom who needed something to do when the kids went to school. I followed them--I volunteered at the school library. When we moved to Missouri from Virginia I did the same thing--volunteering at their school library. Then a library clerk position came up at another school in the area and I applied for it. It was a perfect fit. I had vacations when the kids did and I was home just a few minutes after them each day. I loved the work, the kids, and the teachers. I loved sharing books with everyone. I realized I wanted to be a librarian when I grew up. So at the age of 38 I went back to school to get a Master's Degree in Library Science. It took four years as I continued to work part-time at the school as well as doing everything I needed to do as a wife and mother. I was lucky enough to get a job locally after I got my degree. I love my job as a children's librarian at a public library. I get to read to young kids, do science and craft projects with older kids and teens, and share early literacy information with parents and caregivers. My kids tease me, 'You got that job so you could continue reading to kids and doing craft projects when we grew up and moved away.'"--Jerilyn H.
"Suzanne--when my children were little, one of our favorite activities was going to the library. One fall day as we were leaving the library, all three children were carrying their books and running through the autumn leaves that covered the ground. I said to myself, 'Remember this perfect moment.' Over the years I've told my children that story many times, in the hope that they would have memorable, perfect moments too.
We moved away from that little town in New Jersey, the children grew up and had children of their own, and lived in different parts of the country. Only one of my three children now lives near me. Imagine how mystified I was this past Christmas when I was handed a rock and written on it said--'The Altmans--carrying books--autumn leaves.' What could that mean? It seems that the library, in that small New Jersey town, was allowing people to purchase rocks that were going to be engraved and put in the front of the library. Somehow my kids had found out about it, because they kept up to date on 'hometown news.' The rock I was given, was just a symbol of that rock which would forever be at the library in New Jersey, engraved with our name and my memory of that perfect moment. I love reading with you."--Eve A.
Any day, any time, it's never too late to thank your local librarian, for a job well done.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
AUTHORBUZZ: White Sand, Blue Sea: A St. Barts Love Story (Fiction) by Anita Hughes
For many people, March is the time when winter has gone on forever and one starts to dream about blue skies and white sand beaches. I wrote my new book for that reason: to transport my readers to the glorious beaches of St. Barts. St Barts is often called the jewel of the Caribbean and it is known for its French inspired cuisine as well as its fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving. To help get over the winter blues.
Go to AUTHORBUZZ click on WHITE SAND, BLUE SEA to read more and to email author Anita Hughes, you'll get a reply.