Okay: we all know that libraries—and librarians—rock, right?
And we all know that, as my dedication to The Moor put it, librarians…
“…spend their lives in battle against the forces of darkness.”
Now more than ever. But no matter our niche on the political spectrum, I’m sure we can all support the Good Thing that is our local library:
Libraries of all types are part of a delicate ecosystem that supports the transformation of communities and lives through education and lifelong learning. From the cradle to the grave, libraries provide invaluable resources that serve as a lifeline for billions of users for access to technology, early and digital literacy instruction, job-seeking resources, social services and small business tools.
(the ALA site)
To mark National Library Week, 2017, I’m giving away four Advance Readers’ Editions of the upcoming novel Lockdown to people who email their local representative this week, expressing their support of libraries. You can do this one of two ways:
- Either send the ALA your story about libraries, here, or
- Email your representative, from US President to state congressperson (you can locate their address here.) In either case, what you have to do then is
- Put my address on the cc line—email@example.com—and I’ll enter you in the giveaway. The drawing for the AREs is on Monday.
Lockdown doesn’t publish for another two months, on June 13, so here’s your chance to be ahead of pretty much everyone except the author.
(The ALA’s page of further suggestions for petitions to sign and actions to take is here.)
Happy National Libraries Week!