life imitates art

October 18, 2009

So Lakeshore Christmas is all about saving the library. In fictional Avalon, finances are tight and hard choices have to be made. One of the most painful cuts that has to be made is to the library. The citizens pull out all the stops to keep their library open.

Be an angel - save the library
Be an angel - save the library

Then I was getting dinner tonight when this story came on the air. In order to keep from closing, the children and citizens of Roy have mounted a grassroots campaign to save their library.

The book is fiction but the problem is all too real, and being played out across the country. I put my money where my mouth is, and sent my check (plus copies of the book and audio CD) right away.

Every little bit helps. If you can spare anything at all, please make your check out to Roy Friends of the Library. Here’s the address. Thank you!

Roy Friends of the Library
PO Box 700
Roy, Washington 98580

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  • Libraries are the life blood of so many communities.
    It’s interesting, when I go to my local library there always is a buzz in the air (supposedly a library is meant to be a quiet place) but I think it’s all the wonderful activities like sourcing out information from the librarian, connecting onto the free internet access computers, Book Corner for the littlies (especially during the school holidays), research areas for aspiring scholars, magazine/newspaper corner and books/audio books/cds/dvds galore that make it so special & a fantastic meeting place.
    I feel fortunate to have this as a resource which I have access to 6 days a week and more recently (especially since I’ve been reading your books Susan) has become a regular haunt of mine. I’ve also recently become aware that I was able to request books which the library considers for purchasing and one of them of course was Lakeshore Christmas. Hopefully for those others in my community who have been borrowing your books from the library will have the opportunity to read your latest installment of this wonderful series.
    I can’t imagine what I would do if they closed our library, it would be devastating:( We need to support libraries! Thanks Susan for reminding us of this important issue.

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