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BOOKS CAN BE LIFE CHANGING

 

 

One of my favorite authors is Pat Conroy.  I have always enjoyed letting him carry me away on the stories he writes.  I get wrapped up in the characters and the story itself.  Many of the people in his books are people I feel I know or have met in my life.

Pat Conroy is passionate about his work.  You can feel the passion as you read his books.  In reading his latest book I find he is passionate about reading, books, libraries, stories and the people who write them.   He shares how his mother influenced him from an early age to read.  Certain teachers encouraged him to read.  Libraries gave him access to read.

His life was changed by books and authors, helping him become the writer he is today. 

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"I am proud of what I am. I am a librarian."

Libraries are such an integral part of our community, we often take them for granted. So once a year, we have National Library Week – this year April 11-17 – to allow us time to acknowledge their value. Libraries provide information and entertainment for millions of people everyday all over the world, whether on a college campus or a major city or a small town. And there are the librarians who help us find what we need.
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What is a Card Catalog? Kids Today Don't Know

In their recent article, “100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About ,”  Wired magazine has a list of technologies that adults grew up with that today’s kids may never experience. The list includes everything from audio-visual entertainment (VHS tapes and 8 tracks) to computers, gadgets, and everything else. The list includes several things library related. Do you remember these?  I've made a couple of my own comments in brackets below.

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