By Chloe Ellefson, Historic Site Curator
of the Chloe Ellefson Mysteries
by Kathleen Ernst
Library week may officially be over, but I'm taking a pause from my own work to celebrate libraries---and the people who work in them.
I'm curator of collections at an outdoor museum, and sometimes do consulting work at other museums and historic sites too. Most have their own library for staff use.
The photo above was taken at an historic site where I recently spent an eventful week as a consultant. (More about that another time.) The point is, historic sites staff are grateful for whatever space they can find.
On the other end of the scale, the photo below was taken in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin's library. The ambiance always reminds me that the work done at museums and historical societies is important.
Whether squeezed into a closet or arrayed on shelves in regal halls. libraries and the materials they collect are important. To all the librarians out there, and library volunteers, thank you.
Want to support your local library? Provide the library name, town, and state or province in the comment section, and it will be entered in a Giveaway. The winning library, chosen at random, will receive the first three books in the Chloe Ellefson series: Old World Murder, The Heirloom Murders, and The Lightkeeper's Legacy. The Giveaway closes at midnight on April 19, and the winner will be announced on April 20.
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Kathleen Ernst is the author of thirty-six books, including the Chloe Ellefson Mysteries, mysteries for young readers, historical fiction, and two nonfiction books. Before becoming a full time writer she worked as a curator at Old World Wisconsin.
To learn more about the award-winning Chloe Ellefson series---including the latest, Mining For Justice, see Kathleen's website.
Kathleen is celebrating the series with an eight-month-long retrospective, and it's Heritage of Darkness month! Stop by her blog to learn more about the book, and watch her Facebook Author Page for a Giveaway.