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"I am so grateful for libraries and the love of reading that they promote."

Annette McGivney
 

Authors for Libraries, a program of United for Libraries.

"Wherever I live, the library becomes my second home. Walking through the doors, I know that there are books calling to me that will make me laugh, stir my passions, and comfort my heart. And the people you meet there are wonderful."

Wendy Jones
 

Authors for Libraries, a program of United for Libraries.

"I got my first library card from the Flemington (N.J.) Free Public Library many years ago, and still feel that same sense of possibility when I enter a library — that here, somewhere, is the answer to all of life’s questions. Of course, what I’ve discovered is that each answer typically begets MORE questions, which means I’ll never run out of reasons to visit the library."

Linda Ashman
 

Authors for Libraries, a program of United for Libraries.

"My local library was a second home for me as a child. I discovered so many treasures in the library and to this day, I still feel a sense of peace and wonder every time I walk into one."

S. Michele Chen
 

Authors for Libraries, a program of United for Libraries.

"I received my first library card in elementary school and was amazed at all of the free books available to me. I still find it magical to visit the library and consider all of the reading possibilities."

Yvonne Ventresca
 

Authors for Libraries, a program of United for Libraries.

Sisters in Crime, a Gold Corporate sponsor of United for Libraries.

"Nothing will replace the feeling of first getting lost in a library, looking up in a haze after you've spent hours looking down into a book. Every writer was first a reader, and those lovely memories of long afternoons spent in stacks is something we all cherish. We write in the hope of someday creating that same experience for someone else."

E.A. Aymar
 

Authors for Libraries, a program of United for Libraries.

Sisters in Crime, a Gold Corporate sponsor of United for Libraries.

"I learned to read at an early age, so out of all the students in my first grade class, I was allowed to check out books, an honor I never forgot.  I remember my librarian, Mrs. Anderson, saving a book for me and saying, 'Look, Jane!  A new book by Dr. Seuss!'  It was How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a book I read every year to all the students in my own library, pleased to be carrying on the wonderful tradition of librarians everywhere: sharing the delight of a good book."

Jane Tesh
 

Authors for Libraries, a program of United for Libraries.

Sisters in Crime, a Gold Corporate sponsor of United for Libraries.

"From the time I learned to read the library provided me with an escape from an unhappy childhood, introducing me to new worlds and new possibilities that gave me hope for a brighter future."

Lois Winston
 

Authors for Libraries, a program of United for Libraries.

Sisters in Crime, a Gold Corporate sponsor of United for Libraries.

"I grew up hiding in the library aisles with Nancy Drew, and Trixie Belden, and the Boxcar Children. They are, I believe, the secret portal to other-worlds. Who needs wardrobes when you have a library?"

Jaime Jo Sundsmo
 

Authors for Libraries, a program of United for Libraries.

Sisters in Crime, a Gold Corporate sponsor of United for Libraries.

"If a building can pay you a compliment, that's just what a library does.  A library will believe in your potential your whole life."

Lane Stone
 

Authors for Libraries, a program of United for Libraries.

Sisters in Crime, a Gold Corporate sponsor of United for Libraries.

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