Library Love, from Laurie

I’ve written a love letter, for National Library Week, here.

Libraries are my home and my joy. Libraries were where I lived, when I was a kid. (We moved. A lot.) Now, libraries make my work possible, since I write historical novels and do a ton of research.

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  1. Merrily Taylor on April 15, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Librarians love writers and researchers, too. I spent my career in academic libraries, and it always gave us great pleasure when an author acknowledged our collectons in his/her book, especially when there was a “thank you” to specific members of the staff. In some cases, we’d have a researcher with us for years at a time; when the book was finally published, we were (nearly) as thrilled as the author!
    Which leads me to say, thank you, Laurie, for all your kind words about libraries and librarians. Contrary to some predictions by those enamored of technology, both continue to flourish (and make good use of the technology, too!).

  2. Pamela Calbeck on April 15, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I love libraries, too. I probably didn’t move as much as you, but whenever I did, one of my first quests was to find the nearest library. My most fun one was when I was a student nurse and the library van came around to the medical center where I was. Then I would check out only one book. It was my treat after I finished studying every evening. My roommate thought I was nuts, But it was worth that extra 30 to 60 minutes taken from sleep time.

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