Thursday, January 29, 2015

Libraries: A Great Place to Visit
Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I’m the author of seven books, written in four different genres, and @Scarberryfields on Twitter.
My oldest sister reminded me a short time ago about how much fun it was to visit a library as a child. That has never changed for us. She reminded me of how great it was to smell the books, lining the shelves, as soon as we walked in. That smell was mixed with freshly polished wooden banisters, shelves, and tabletops. It was one of my favorite places to be. My life at home wasn’t peaceful nor did my parents encourage me to read. I visited the library and borrowed books because I was able to read those wonderful stories and escape. A place to borrow books my parents couldn’t afford nor wanted to buy for me.
It was wonderful to have a smiling librarian walk up to me and ask what I like to read, meant so much to me. My answer was always, “I love animals.” They always guided me to just the right book for me. Not only did I love the books I read, but I thought to myself, I’m going to write stories like this one day. Well, I’ve done just that. 
The libraries have changed a bit since we were small, but you can still smell the books when you walk in. The children of today are able to get on computers to read many books, my own included. I have to say, I’m still thrilled to see many children holding books in their arms as they walk out of the library. I hope they have one of mine. I’ve donated a few copies of my children’s books in paperback.
Please continue to take your children to libraries and encourage them to read. It’s important!!


  1. Hi Rebecca, I was a child of the library too - I remember my excitement the first time mum let me choose books from the adult section! I LOVE that my own YA novel is now in my local libraries plus the Victorian and Australian libraries. I'm glad your library gave you respite as a kid :)

  2. What an amazing story, Rebecca! It sounds like something you could write about in fiction!