-Joyce Carol Oates
Real life accounts from library patrons whose lives have been changed for the better by libraries.
Everyone, share the impact libraries and librarians have had on your lives—ALL submissions are welcome and encouraged. Take a moment and tell your story!
Books to the ceiling:-)
This is about Facebook but its still very good.
Yesterday I got into library school. It is making me reflective. This was my first library card. It was handed to me with a Twinkie. Due to my upbringing, it was the first time I had ever seen a Twinkie, much less eaten one, and I decided whatever a library was, it had to be great. When I found out that they’d let me take up to 30 books home at a time, no questions asked, I was hooked. And now here we are!
My oldest child, bookavore, has been accepted to grad school to become a librarian. Reading her post above made me puddle up. I am so proud of her I don’t even have the words.
I should probably send her some Twinkies.
ha! The future is now!
“Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace.” —Helene Hanff
Image: The Lello bookstore, Porto, Portugal.
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Very good idea! :-)
Well, basically. (Thanks, Millions!)