National Library Week 2022 #BooksAboutLibraries #NationalLibraryWeek #TopTenTuesday

April 5, 2022

National Library Week: April 3-9

National Library Week (image: a hand chooses a book from library shelves)

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I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday “Freebie.” In celebration of National Library Week, my “freebie” topic is Books About Libraries and Librarians.

Top Ten Tuesday (meme)

Do you have a library card?

Do you have more than one library card?

Do you have fond childhood memories of bringing home a pile of books from the library?

As a child, did you participate in a summer reading program at the library?

Have you ever taken your child to storytime at the library?

Have you ever gone to the library to study or research or for some quiet time?

Do you belong to a book club at the library?

Do you consider yourself a heavy library user?

Is your library card one of the prized possessions in your wallet?

Did you use your library more or less during the Pandemic?

What percentage of the books you’ve read this year are from the library?

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Even though I’ve switched over to reading digitally, I consider myself a heavy library user. In fact, over 50% of the books I read in a year are from the library.

The BEST feature of using your libraries digital lending app (like Libby or Overdrive) is that there are NO library fines because the book automatically disappears (is returned) on the due date.

Another benefit is that you can link up multiple library cards. I have two library cards linked, one for my local library and one for my county library.

Do you borrow books physically or digitally from your library?

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore, achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.
~Sidney Sheldon

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Books About Libraries and Librarians



The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

5+ Stars. My Review Here. (the main character is a packhorse librarian)

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (cover)


The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

5 Stars. My Review Here. (a teenage girl assumes responsibility for the underground library of Auschwitz)

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonia Iturbe (cover)


What You Wish For by Katherine Center

4 Stars. My Goodreads Review. (the main character is a school librarian)

What You Wish For by Katherine Center (cover) Image: bright flowers and the edge of a gold ferris wheel bordering a bright blue background


The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

4 Stars. My review here. (multigenerational library friendship and one special book list)

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams (cover) white text overe a graphic image of scattered open books


Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

 4.5 Stars. My review here. (libraries of the past, present, and future)

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr


The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson

4  Stars. My review here. (saving a library)

The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson (cover) Image: white block text on a blue background....the letters represent three bookshelves holding books and scenes from the library


The Library Book by Susan Orlean

(narrative nonfiction account of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library). Not reviewed.

The Library Book by Susan Orlean (cover) Image: Gold lettering on a red background


The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

4 Stars. My review here. (a library and the French Resistance)

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (cover) Image: a woman sits on a wall with her back to the camera overlooking the Eiffel Tower in the distance


The Night of Many Endings by Melissa Payne

4.5 Stars. My review here. (surviving a blizzard in a library)

The Night of Many Endings by Melissa Payne (cover) white text over a background of shelved books


The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

3 Stars. My review here. (the iconic New York City Public Library is the setting for this histfic story)

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis (cover) Image: a woman in a yellow dress stands with an open book inside a large museum type room



QOTD!

Do you have a library card?

Do you use Libby or Overdrive?

What is your favorite book about libraries or librarians?



Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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19 thoughts on “National Library Week 2022 #BooksAboutLibraries #NationalLibraryWeek #TopTenTuesday

    • I’m happy to hear we share the love for Book Woman … on my lifetime favs list! 😍 The sequel was ok but I loved Book Woman…maybe because it was the first.

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  1. Carol I ALWAYS love posts about libraries – at any time of the year. ♥ I’ve been an avid library user all throughout my life and adored visiting the bookmobile as a child. I worked in a library for over twenty years and used it a LOT during that time. Now, I don’t use it as much as before, mostly because I get so many books via NetGalley and Edelweiss. I DO read eBooks from the library via their Libby app. and we borrow DVDs as well.
    I love this little poem:

    “I’ve travelled the world twice over,
    Met the famous: saints and sinners,
    Poets and artists, kings and queens,
    Old stars and hopeful beginners,
    I’ve been where no-one’s been before,
    Learned secrets from writers and cooks,
    All with one library ticket,
    To the wonderful world of books.”

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  2. I never used it until recently when I got a card in order to use Libby! Just visited the New York Public Library and it was amazing!

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  3. I adore the library! Books in libraries are a fav too. Especially Amelia Unabridged! Except it’s a book store but the best sounding bookstore of all time!

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  4. Yay for libraries! I answered YES to all the questions above except the one about being in a book club at the library. My book club is a neighborhood/friend one. As for the other questions: I definitely used my library more during the pandemic and, according to my stats from last year, a little over 60% of the books I read in 2021 came from the library. I prefer to check out “real” books, but I also use my library apps for e-books and audiobooks. I LOVE the library so much that I have two library cards—one for my city’s library system and one for the county’s.

    Not surprisingly, I love books about libraries/librarians. I’ve only read two from your list, though. Most of the others are on my TBR list somewhere.

    Happy TTT (on a Thursday)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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  5. I love my libraries. I use the county one and the one from the city I grew up in. I just live on the outskirts, so still visit often. I definitely used the apps more often during the pandemic as our libraries were closed. I love books about libraries and librarians. I read all but 3 on your list. What a great topic, Carol.

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