It’s National Library Week! (Hooray… I love libraries. And I find librarians HOT!! But I’ll save the “book people are sexy people” blog for another time.)
Yet hey, best of all, April 15 (tomorrow) is SUPPORT TEEN LITERATURE DAY. The purpose of this, according to the American Library Association, is to “…raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today’s teens. Support Teen Literature Day also seeks to showcase some award-winning authors and books in the genre as well as highlight librarians’ expertise in connecting teens with books and other reading materials.”
So really, if you are reading this right now, I’d like to try and convince you to plan to do something. Run a teen book talk, hold an Academy Awards style young adult literature book vote, send a tweet about YA lit… just do something to show a little love for young adult literacy.
In a way it feels as if books are in the news a heckuva a lot these days. From the iPad to the Kindle to the buzz about a forthcoming Google Android Tablet, the e-book market is on everyone’s lips. Plus, Kitty Kelly has just taken Oprah out for a little walk on the scandal side, Stephanie Meyer has a new Twilight novella coming out and me, well, I’ve got a shelf of books by my bed that is tilting over waiting for me to get to them.
(How come I have a feeling a lot of people clicked the last link? Do I know my blog readers or what?)
Let’s hear it for the libraries, huh?
BTW, if you want to see a slideshow of some amazing libraries, click here.
Libraries: an institution I genuinely love filled with people I genuinely like.