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In celebration of National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011, we've asked everyone in our community to write their stories about libraries and books. Read all the stories.

If you would like to write your own story, see the Create Your Own Story form for more information.

Books talk

by Antonia - age 72

When I worked in a bookstore I used to imagine the books talking to each other after hours, sharing their words: the revolution begins at home; to use my strength in the service of my vision. But think of the tales that library books can tell each other: she read me in the bathtub; he gulped me down and started all over again; I hate notes in my margins; she copied out a poem and stuck it on the fridge; peanut butter between pages - yuk!; she called up all her friends and read pieces over the phone to them. When I'm in a bookstore or a library I want to reach out to all the books and say "Thank you" to the authors, the characters, the editors, the publishers for all their strength, imagination and hard work that comes together to create these trusted friends. And of course to the librarians who cherish the collection and who direct and suggest, opening still more worlds to us, giving us yet more friends. Oh, the magical world of the book. Never leave home without one!

April 8, 2011

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