Yes, it is National Library Week and the theme this year is Libraries Transform. This year Gene Luen Yang is the honorary chair of Library Week. Gene is the author of the award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese as well as the 2016-2017 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
I use the library a lot and always have. It is a place where I can borrow books, access some wonderful databases, look through a big, big collection of digital images or just sit and read quietly. Since it is National Library Week, I thought I would share with you the libraries that have impacted my reading life:
This is the first library I went to when I was growing up and my mother had to take me for the first few years. It is the Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public library and it is located on Linden Boulevard at Flatbush Avenue. I don't know how old this branch is, but I know it's been here at least since the beginning of the 20th century. It was a small library, but it had everything I wanted. My goal was to read from A to Z. The problem was they kept adding new books to each letter and I couldn't keep up.
These are my favorites libraries. What libraries have impacted your lives?