Thursday, November 5, 2009

Why We All Need Libraries

Link to November 5 49 Writers blogpost, "Writers need libraries -- and so do we all: a guest post by Nancy Lord". (via Lazyfeed)

Excerpt: I have so many fond memories from my childhood of the big old granite and marble Manchester NH public library and the “bookmobile” that brought its treasures right to my neighborhood. I didn’t know then that I would become a writer, but my library was without question the place that opened my mind to every sort of adventure and possibility.I loved to read, I learned about language and storytelling from reading, and it’s natural that I eventually wanted to emulate what seemed so essential and beautiful to me.

1 comment:

Lichen said...

Wow! As a librarian, I always hope that what I do matters to people. Sometimes it's tough to realize. Thanks for brightening my morning!

Btw, I'm sitting in the office on the top floor just to the right of the front door!

Lichen Rancourt,
Manchester City Library