Good morning and welcome to Thursday Thoughts. Today, we’ll be discussing your local library and how you can make a fan for life with one simple gesture…
Do you have a local library? Do they accept donations of books?
If your answer to both questions is yes, you have just found a way to make your librarian very happy and located a person who will talk up your books for years.
Support your local library isn’t just a saying. Libraries are staggering in this tougher economy. Many are having to slash the number of new books they purchase for the simple reason that their budget doesn’t allow for more than a couple of books a year. The chances of them getting more funding are nil.
Libraries are a treasure trove for children and adults alike. They have reading programs not just for kids but for parents and grandparents. They’re a place where you can go to access the internet or explore new worlds from the many books on the shelves. Some have been bought with tax dollars but for many in rural areas these books came from people who no longer had a reason to keep them.
Not only can you donate your books to the library but in many cases authors are allowed to leave bookmarks near the checkout desk – promotion here, always think of ways to attract new readers. A library is the perfect spot.
You might also be asked to speak to one of their reading groups. That’s a moment to be treasured. These readers are intelligent and thoughtful. They’ll make your appearance enjoyable.
Unfortunately, there are some libraries that don’t accept indie books, unless you follow their rules. A few of my author friends have said those rules, including being reviewed in a local newspaper, don’t always work. But never give up. There are other libraries a bit further out. Seek out a rural library if there is one near you. It appears those systems are more lenient when it comes to donated books.
About K.C. Sprayberry
Living a dream she’s had since she first discovered the magic of books. K.C. Sprayberry traveled the U.S. and Europe before finally settling in the mountains of Northwest Georgia. She’s been married to her soulmate for nearly a quarter of a century and they enjoy spoiling their grandchildren along with many other activities.
A multi-genre author, K.C. Sprayberry is always on the hunt for new stories. Inspiration strikes at the weirdest times and drives her to grab notebook and pen to jot down her ideas. Those close to her swear nothing or no one is safe if she’s smiling gently in a corner and watching those in the same room interact. Her observations have often given her ideas for her next story, set not only in the South but wherever the characters demand they settle.
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