Book Hunters in Brief #70: National Library Week

This year, National Library Week's theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library," Now, let's face it, most of these National [Insert noun here] Weeks overstate by half the importance of the thing they celebrate--yes, oatmeal is an important part of a balanced breakfast, but the fact is that you could replace it with any number of cereal grains and life would go on, more or less, unchanged. That is not the case with our nation's public libraries.

Take them away and millions of citizens lose access to the internet, to research tools for homework, to literacy tutoring, to movies, music and books that open up the world of ideas and culture. So, in celebration of National Library Week, join the Book Hunters in a big virtual hug for public libraries, or, if that's a little too touchy-feely for you, just stop by your local branch and enjoy some of the unlimited possibilities it has to offer.

The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara

Rex Libris: I, Librarian by James Turner

The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

Sometimes all those possibilities can be a little daunting. I mean, where is the starting line when any direction you go you're liable to find something amazing? That's where your librarian and the Book Hunters come in. Just tell us what you're into and we'll set to work--before you know it, you'll have a custom reading list in your inbox.