Hey y’all. It’s national library week and my cousin Caro and I couldn’t be more excited. We’re huge library addicts. Public libraries, private libraries, even the Little Free Library in your neighborhood where local residents can leave and take books. (I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’ve been known to borrow a children’s book and read it to my Bulldog, Missy. It’s a great way to bond and enjoy some cuddle time together.)
Growing up my mama refused to buy me all the books I wanted. Probably because I wanted every book I stumbled across. When Grandma Tillie introduced Caro and me to the neighborhood library, we thought we’d hit the mother lode. There were shelves and shelves of books just waiting to be read. More books than we’d seen at one time. And the books were free!
Caro and I still treasure getting lost in a book. What gets us excited now is that today’s public libraries offer more than just paper books. You can find audio books, e-books, movies, computers, games, free wi-fi and community rooms. Libraries give so much to the community. Where else can you go and be surrounded by amazing stories, dreams, history, languages, travel, and knowledge?
What about you? What do you love about your library?
To celebrate National Library Week, Sparkle Abbey is drawing for the book of your choice in the Pampered Pets Mysteries, to be sent to your local public library. Leave a comment below with your library's name and email address and they will draw the winner tomorrow at 6 PM.