And that is one reason why I love libraries. They serve as places for these types of talks, for connecting writers and readers, and because without access to a library when I was growing up, I would probably not be a writer at all. Love of books is what made me a writer of books and my reading habit could never have been maintained on my pocket money or my parents generosity alone.
I think it’s vital to keep the library system alive and well, no matter what the format of the books loaned. I use my two local libraries all the time, and my children love coming to the library, just as I did as a child. I am so pleased they feel just as enthusiastic as I did, and hopefully that enthusiasm is what will keep libraries in our lives long into the future.
Do you attend talks at your library, or visit there often? Are you a library fan, like me?