It's a week long celebration, National Library Week! I grew up in a town of 2,000 people and the only librarian in town lived kitty-corner from us. Sadly I don't remember her name any longer, but I do remember how helpful she was when I needed something at the library.
When you think about it, it's pretty amazing, especially in this day and age, that you can walk into the library, and walk out with an armful of books to read--no charge! (Unless you're late returning the books. But at my local library they even offer an amnesty week once a year.)
So please take a minute to thank the librarians in your city. Drop off a handwritten note to any librarian and ask him/her to share it with everyone. Send an email, bake chocolate chip cookies, deliver a balloon along with a thank you note, or simply walk into the library, shake a librarian's hand and say, "Thank You. Happy National Library Week!"
If you've had a memorable moment at the library, when you were a kid or all grown up, I'd love to hear about it. I bet the librarians who read at the book club would love to hear about it, too. Email your moments to: Suzanne@DearReader.com
To celebrate National Library Week, I have giveaways for librarians. If you work at a library please do enter. Today's giveaway is a pair of socks that look like Old Fashioned Library Cards. (They're unisex.) Be sure to indicate if you need small or large.
(To see a photo of today's giveaway click here.)
To enter the giveaway click here.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
AUTHORBUZZ: Taking My Life Back (NonFiction) by Rebekah Gregory
On April 15, 2013, I waited with my five-year-old son at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. When the blast of a homemade bomb packed with nails and screws went off three feet away, my legs took the brunt of the explosion, but protected my son. Seventeen surgeries and sixty-five procedures later, I made the decision to have my left leg amputated. It was the best decision I ever made. This is the story of how I took my life back.
Go to: http://authorbuzz.com/dearreader click on TAKING MY LIFE BACK to read more and to email author Rebekah Gregory, you'll get a reply.