Going to the library was big event when I was a kid. My sisters and I were each given a canvas tote bag and were told we could bring home as many books as we could carry. We would spend hours on the floor in the children’s section of our local library trying to decide which books were good enough to win a spot in our bags. Dragging our heavy loads across the floor, we had with us favorites like King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub, Gregory, the Terrible Eater, and the George and Martha series, all regulars in our home. However, I was always excited about finding something new. I never understood how new books were written, or that authors were living people who wrote new stories all the time. All I was aware of was that my librarian always had a suggestion that would pique my interest. This weekly routine of Saturday afternoons at the library helped to foster an early love of books, reading, and stories that I carry with me today.Β 

 

In honor of National Library Week, I would like to give away a copy of a Peachtree favorite, all about libraries… The Library Dragon.This copy is signed by the author and illustrator, Carmen Agra Deedy and Michael White. The contest will be going on all week. To be entered, just leave us a comment telling us what you love most about libraries.