I’m so thankful for libraries and librarians. And this week, it’s National Library Week! Since my book Finding My Place: One Girl’s Strength at Vicksburg has been published, I’ve been invited by librarians to speak at two different schools in St. Charles County this year–at Discovery Ridge Elementary School in Wentzville and All Saints School in St. Peters. I’ve also been in the library of countless schools in Rockwood to do my presentation with a Smartboard, and am so thankful to see all the wonderful books and projects in these school libraries.
On a personal note, my family uses our library every week. My two-year-old daughter loves to go the library to get books, movies, and magazines. I find several of the books I review at the library, and my husband loves getting his movies there for free and requests audio book after audio book for his commute. Then my stepson is a huge graphic novel/comic book reader, and he finds some good ones there. Without the library, we would be spending a lot more money AND have a lot less entertainment!
National Library Week (April 14 to 20) is a chance to remember the libraries in our communities. Do you have your library card? You can get one this week! Is there a librarian that always helps you find what you need for your classroom or your child’s home school projects? Write her a thank you note this week. Do you stay home with your little ones? Libraries have a ton of programs for kids that are usually free. Stop in at your library this week and check out what yours has to offer.
As a writer and reader, I would be devastated to live in a community with no library. So, I just wanted to say THANK YOU to libraries and librarians for the service you provide!
To check out more information about libraries and National Library Week, then please go to this website: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek