Giveback Tuesday: Library week LOCKDOWN giveaway!

Want a copy of Lockdown?  Ooh, yes, look at these, you know you do…

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:

  1. Either send the ALA your story about libraries, here, or
  2. 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
  3. Put my address on the cc—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!


  1. Sandy Ellison on April 11, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I have written to the ALA address, today, telling them what I tell the local librarians: the best thing about living in Arlington, Tx. is the public library. A lifeline, a comfort, the Arlington Public Library is my second home. Cheers!

  2. Mary Sharples on April 11, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Thanks, Laurie!!! As a retired public librarian, I have always appreciated your support of libraries!!!

  3. Tiffany Vance on April 11, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I emailed my Senator (Sen. Mark Warren of VA), but not sure if you’ll see that I emailed him. I have screenshots if you want proof, but please enter me in to the drawing!

  4. Karen Ihms on April 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Done and done

  5. Widdershins on April 11, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I live in Canada, so I don’t quite meet the criteria 😀 … but we do all we can to support our local library. It was after all, where we first encountered Mary Russell. 🙂

  6. Dusty Miller on April 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I wrote my praises for the wonderful world of libraries and smiled as I composed it. It was really a delight to write a short piece of personal gratitude for such an important part of my world from age 5 – 72.
    I chose to use the first format for the communication, so I assume that since your were cc’d, you’ll be aware of all responses.
    Thanks for the opportunity to do something re the future of the public libraries.

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