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Monday, April 23, 2012

I really, really, really love my Library


NUMBER 118
I will return to my “Drama at Part Time Job in Asylum.”  There’s more to come, but I’m taking another commercial break to say, “I Love My Library” and the celebration should never end.  Please, please support your local library.  They are losing money, staff and so many books due to limited space or the buildings are being torn down for something else.  Please go out and borrow a book.  Join the “Friends” group.  Hey, just go into your local library and check them out.  You will not be sorry, but extremely, beyond blessed, elated, intoxicated, peaceful, thrilled, upbeat, and have the most effervescent feeling in the world.  Give it a try!!
National Library Week: Authors Speak Out
Wednesday, April 11, 2012


“I grew up thinking of the library as the most magical place,” says Michael Chabon, author of Wonder Boys. “There’s no question that when an economy takes a turn for the worse, libraries become more important than ever.” This week is National Library Week, when the American Library Association invites readers to celebrate and show their appreciation for libraries around the country.
By sharing their rich collections of books and other media, preserving archives, hosting events, and fostering a sense of community, libraries serve a crucial role in society—and they’ve inspired many children to become writers.
We asked a few authors about their library experiences, and we received overwhelmingly enthusiastic feedback. Play the video below to watch Andrea J. Buchanan, Dean King, Bradford Morrow, Scott Spencer, Rafael Yglesias, and others speak out on behalf of National Library Week, then click on the “see more” button to watch Pat Conroy weigh in: