If they do go to their libraries they had better check the hours of operation because most of them in my state,
The libraries are also having to cut back on staff. Some of have gotten rid of people manning the desks while others have gotten rid of those people who shelve the books. And there may be worse cuts to come.
I love libraries, always have and always will. When I was growing up in
Miss Gray had a wonderfully lyrical voice and when she read us stories the world came alive to us. She did this every Wednesday afternoon and all of us kids looked forward to it. After she read she would spend time with each child finding him/her a special book to check out. She was amazing in knowing what each of us wanted to read.
Years later when I joined the Air Force I was assigned to Robins Air Force Base in
After I married and moved to
Recently I heard from a friend of mine who works for the library system in
The Gwinnett County Reading Festival had been in existence for two years and was getting better each year. The authors who attended got a chance to meet and mingle with the people of
Why is it when money gets tight the Arts are the first to suffer? It seems this world is considered the most expendable. It isn’t right. It just isn’t right.
I dreamed one day of writing books that people would read. The dream came true but now it is in danger. Authors need libraries; kids need libraries; the world needs libraries.
Jackie K Cooper is the author of THE SUNRISE REMEMBERS. It can be found in most libraries.