No matter where you live, libraries are being hammered. Not only do they have to make do with less, but their dollars have to cover increasingly expensive technologies as well as books. So far, librarians and library administers have come up with creative ways to keep services going, but there comes a point when it will be impossible to keep afloat no matter how Herculean the effort. Libraries are bleeding, not only here in North America, but in England. Many of us have stood up to support our libraries, but our voices aren't being heard. Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass, has added his voice to the chorus. Perhaps someone will listen if enough of us speak out. Read his speech here.
I love kids books, and have since the day I discovered them. When I'm not reading them, I'm writing them, or thinking about writing them, or envying the ease with which some writers seem to write them. I have 3 lovely daughters, all of whom have left home, leaving me with more time for writing, and of course procrastinating; something which I am very skilled at, hence this blog.