We here at Down South Cafe absolutely love our libraries! We have our own teeny-tiny branch library here in Winter Garden, and there are other libraries across our region. They aren't very big, but they're homey.
When I was growing up, I loved visiting libraries. They were filled with wonderful adventures just waiting for me to find them. It was in libraries that I discovered Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Amelia Bedelia, Nancy Drew, The Secret Seven, and Victoria Holt. As I grew, I was introduced to Harper Lee, Margaret Mitchell, Daphne DuMaurier, Jane Austin, Thomas Hardy, the Bronte sisters, Poe, Conan Doyle, and Charles Dickens. I later found Mary Higgins Clark, Dean Koontz, Harlan Coben, Jeffrey Deaver, Jude Devereaux, and all those wonderful authors who contribute to that blog...what's it called? Oh, yes, Killer Characters! ;)
You know how Homer Pickens has a new hero every morning when he comes to the Down South Cafe to get his sausage biscuit? Where do you think he finds all those biographies and poems and quotations? The library, of course!
Aunt Bess learned all about the Internet at the library...but we won't hold that against them.
There's a little library in Saltville, Virginia where the librarian--Ms. Kris--focuses much of her time and energy on instilling a love of books in "tiny humans." So, Happy Library Week to Ms. Kris and to all of our wonderful library workers. Everyone in Winter Garden loves you and appreciates everything you do.
G I V E A W A Y
In honor of Library Week, I'm giving one winner a signed paperback copy of HONEY-BAKED HOMICIDE along with one CD-Audiobook copy of HONEY-BAKED HOMICIDE and an assortment of bookmarks to be given to your local library. To enter, please comment below with a shout-out to your local library. Please include your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. This giveaway will run from today, April 12, until Saturday, April 14. Good luck!