I was privileged to be able to sign books at the Niceville Friends of the Library annual book sale today. It’s been a few years since I’ve done a book signing so it was good to get out and do the social part of ‘authoring,’ but even better knowing I was able, in a small way, to contribute to a greater good.
I’ve watched this dedicated group of supporters over the last year. They put their own schedules to one side and tirelessly work to raise money to
contribute to our local library. With government cut backs, programs like local libraries are pinched, but with everyone’s budget pinched, public libraries are more important than ever. Today this group of ladies raised very close to $3,500 dollars that goes directly to library programs.
I am so honored that, in a small way, I was able to be a part of that. All authors need to be an active support for our libraries. Libraries promote reading, and what do authors need to survive? Readers. Supporting our local libraries is supporting literacy, and without literacy we are out of a profession.