#10 – Generations of Readers

As a young child I had always loved books, and learnt to read early. I was always reading, the back of the cereal packet, the side of a bus, anything.

When I went to Secondary School I found my favourite place in the world – the school library. We had a brilliant librarian who introduced me to so many new authors as well as all the classics – I read every Dickens the school owned, plus lots of science fiction, action books and detective novels. I spent most of my morning and lunch breaks reading, and spending time with other keen readers.

Today I have two beautiful daughters (a fab husband too). We all read extensively, and have passed on the love of books and reading to our girls. We have a house full of books.

I want to just add here a heartfelt thank you to my school librarian, and say hi to my daughter who is doing an MA in Librarianship at Sheffield.

Submitted by Heather

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#9 – Support Your Library

I am at a small, country library that was co-located with a small school.

The school closed earlier this year and the fate of the library is uncertain over the next few years. The community is rallying around using our services in an effort to stave off closure.

My favourite comment from a patron has been that he hopes to win the lottery, buy the building, and keep me on because his kids who used to be non-readers love to come to the library and love to read!

Best endorsement for the love of reading!

Submitted by Anonymous