More library love

I am such a soft touch.

My husband can tell you. I cry when the confetti comes down on the winner of American Idol, and I cry when someone wins a car on The Price is Right. I cry at the end of The Muppet Movie when Kermit sings the reprise to “Rainbow Connection.” It’s something about happiness and love and people having their dreams fulfilled.

And because I love libraries, and their stories, so much, Heather McCormack’s post about the publisher-library connection struck me as sweet and wonderful and made me tear up.

Libraries, as Heather says, are an integral part of the “reading ecosystem,”

a gorgeous little loop that leads to innumerable sales and circs that no one’s bothered to measure.

Library patrons are book buyers. They feed the cycle with their passion for stories, knowledge and information. Heather, in talking about one particular patron, says

This is just one story, but I bet you know five people who know five people who have used a library, then shopped in a bookstore, then gone back to a library before returning to a bricks-and-mortar or Amazon. And so on and so forth it goes…

And if you like sharing library memories, don’t miss the continuation of library week over at The New Sleekness with posts from Shayera Tingri and Kassia Krozser.

If you have other library links, please share them!


4 Responses to “More library love”

  1. 1 Renee April 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I was JUST in the library today at lunch – -LOVE! I am most thankful that my mom instilled in myself and my siblings the joy of reading. She would always take us to the library in the summer – there was nothing better than the car ride back home, reading and knowing that for the next few days you had all these words at your disposal….it still brings a smile. xo

    • 2 Stacy Boyd April 29, 2010 at 4:57 pm

      Me, too! Our summer reading program at Coleman Library was fantastic. They gave out great prizes and had a list of every kid’s reading list hung on the wall. They even had an awards ceremony at the end of the summer. I don’t know who organized that summer reading experience but they deserve lots of kudos for getting kids excited about reading–as do the moms who took their kids to the library and let them bring home lots of books.

  2. 3 shelli johannes wells May 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    HI stacy – I love libraries too. I just blogged about a Tennesse library desperately in need of books due to the nashville flood. They lost over 8000 books. Only have about 200 left 😦 Can you imagine!

    • 4 Stacy Boyd May 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      I read your post. The flood in Nashville has caused so much damage… It’s hard to comprehend when you’re not there. I wish them the best in getting the library up and running again, along with all the other buildings disrupted by the flood waters.

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