Friday, November 8, 2013

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

It's important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members' interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I'm going to tell you that libraries are important. I'm going to suggest that reading fiction, that reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do. I'm going to make an impassioned plea for people to understand what libraries and librarians are, and to preserve both of these things.

To read the full article by the best selling author click on the link below! It is a great read about why we all should be reading more fiction, why libraries are important and why we really need to preserve our libraries and librarians!

We have an obligation to imagine' … Neil Gaiman gives The Reading Agency annual lecture on the future of reading and libraries. Photograph: Robin Mayes   

The third and final book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth has finally landed in the high school library and we can not keep it on the shelf! Allegiant wraps up the dystopian series first started by the book Divergent. Written by 24 year old Veronica Roth, the series has exploded. Considered to be one of the best dystopian series out there for young adults (and adults as well) we have all been anxiously awaiting the final installment. Right now there is a wait list for this popular title!

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.  


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