Friday, April 7, 2017


I went to the Bettendorf Public Library to find the Gilbert room and found it and every other public room on the second floor packed with boxes of books. The Friends of the Library are having a massive book sale to kick off their celebration of National Library Week.

Before, I was happy and honored to have my book be part of READ LOCAL and National Library Week. Now, I’m worried. They have to sell a lot of books this weekend to make room for me.

There’s a Friends Members preview sale on Friday 5 PM - 7:30 PM. Memberships may be purchased at the door. The main sale continues Saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM.

I’m counting on the Bettendorf library to have a great many friends, lots of avid readers, and some serious shoppers because this local author needs some space for Wednesday night.

The first observance of National Library Week was held, according to Wikipedia, in the second full week of April in 1958 and was sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the United States.

April is School Library Month.

National Library Workers Day is Tuesday.

National Bookmobile Day and Teen Literature Day are on Thursday.

READ LOCAL is Wednesday, April 12, at 7 pm in the (hopefully clear) Gilbert Room.

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