Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for Library (Week)

This entire week of April has been National Library Week, the 8th through the 14th.
So here's my questions: when was the last time you were in a library?

For a lot of writers, we can't live without them: they are our eternal reference, even though
we have the internet. Most libaries have that slightly dusty, papery, hard-bound goodness
to them, so that every book you pick up feels like you've found gold.

Libraries are probably more economical than ever, as plunking down $15 for a book (and more)
isn't as viable as it used to be.

Whatever your excuse is for not visiting, try to make it into one -- even if just for old times sake.
Check out a book, something that makes you love to read, be it a mystery, thriller or memoir.

I grew up living about three blocks away from a library. My sisters and I were there all
the time. So much information, so much to read, so much to pour over and ponder.

I absolutely love libraries. And if you love to read or write, you really should too.

**Check out the National Library Week website for more info about what your local library is up to.**

6 comments:

  1. How I love, love, love libraries. In the UK, it's one of my favorite places to go and just delve into all the books. But I don't live in the UK any more and here in Portugal libraries hardly exist. Which means I do have to pay out $15 for a single book :-( (very sad)

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  2. I love libraries! I actually dream of having my own library in the house:)

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com
    Happy A-Zing!

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  3. Thanks for the heads up, Heather. I had no idea it was library week. Pretty bad cuz I am thinking of wanting to go into library sciences. whoops. But I <3 libraries!! :-)

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  4. I LOVE libraries. I dream of having a BIG library in my home too. I would fill it with books that I love, my friends wrote and hopefully have several shelves of books penned by my own hand.

    ScribblesFromJenn
    Happy A to Z-ing!

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  5. I haven't been in a public library in a while. I love libraries, but lately I've been buying books or receiving books for review. That said, I do work at a small academic library, though, but it's just not quite as awesome as the public libraries. I need to go back.

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  6. we visit the library every week---my daughter especially loves it

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