Saturday, May 23, 2015
Friends of the Blue Plum Library Giveaway!
Hi, I’m Thea Green, librarian at the Blue Plum Public Library (and character in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries). I’m here to entice you with a book giveaway. Kath Rutledge usually blogs on the 23rd of the month, but she let me have her space today so I can tell you about the annual Friends of the Library book sale.
“Sale?” you ask. “What happened to the giveaway? Is this some kind of bait and switch?”
No, it is not. We’ll get to the free books in a minute, but first let me tell you about the Friends. You probably have a Friends organization at your public library, too. Are you aware of how much they do? In Blue Plum the Friends provide funds for special programs like summer reading. Last year they were able to give each child who participated in summer reading a book bag and a new book. You should have seen the smiles on the kids’ faces. That kind of thing is just golden. The Friends also gave us money for our Summer Saturday Concerts on the lawn. We had a blue grass quartet, a dulcimer trio, and a couple of guys who make their own didgeridoos. What a hoot! Don’t know what a didgeridoo is? Click here and you can take a listen.
So, what about the free books? Well, I did a little early shopping at the Friends sale (prerogative of being the librarian), and I bought four textile-related books, two published by Interweave and two published by Leisure Arts.
I’ll give the books away to four people who leave comments telling me which book they’d like and what their public library means to them.
The books are:
Respect the Spindle: Spin Infinite Yarns with One Amazing Tool by Abby Franquemont
Get Spun: The Step-by-Step Guide to Spinning Art Yarns by Symeon North
Learn to Crochet; a quick-start guide to success
Learn to Knit: a quick-start guide to success.
Four really nice books, four lucky people.
Good luck, and why don’t you consider joining the Friends of the Library?
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