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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blog hop: a book and a bundle

Thanks for stopping during the Thanksgiving blog hop party!

I'm giving away three "book and bundle" packages.  Each has quilt-themed fiction (a novel, an anthology, and a mystery) and  four fat quarters of Christmas/winter fabric (cut from my pre-washed stash).

You can enter to win one of the packages by leaving a comment.  I'd like to know the name of your public library and what makes it special.  Is there a staff member who provides exceptional service?  Are there programs that you enjoy? Can they easily get the books you'd like to read or the movies you'd like to watch? Are you a trustee or a member of the Friends? Is it in an historic building or set in a well-landscaped garden?

Note: for your comment to qualify for the drawing you'll need to give your library's name and say something about it.

Entries will be accepted until midnight, Tuesday, November 26.  I will draw three names from among the commenters and email you to let you know you've won. (Be sure that your comment links back to your email address or that you include your email address in the body of your note.  If I can't reach you I will draw another name.)

Happy Thanksgiving!








205 comments:

  1. Books and quilt making, my two favorite things.

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  2. Hi from Lib-Quilts, and I also follow your blog. Multnomah County Library. I appreciate searching the catalog for all branches online and that a 'hold' will bring the book to my branch. And their Lucky Day shelf is fun for popular books--I've gotten a couple that are on my list. Very random, but fun nonetheless. https://knitnkwilt.wordpress.com Just had to add my URL since I can only use google ID instead of my blog ID.

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  3. My local library has a "Friends of the Library" book store right in the building. Cheap books!

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  4. Boy, count on you to have such a great drawing. Beautiful fabrics, and all books I haven't read.

    My local library here is actually not a lot of fun. When home educating our son we'd go every week, but after about 3 months it hit me they were never going to say hello and smile, so instead I decided we'd go to a different library in the San Diego system every week. So much fun to find out that some libraries have special collections. Kensington library had travel books, Mission Bay had cooking books, Chula Vista had great videos to check out, Coronado had videos and kid adventure books. and now La Mesa has a nice room with books to buy and they have evenings for knitters too.

    When we were in Cambridge earlier this year I discovered the Main Library had lots of authors come to talk about their books. I so wanted to return to see Chris Matthews in October. The main library is open seven days a week - Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm. It was joy to go there! There were other branches too: Central Square branch had water color classes! Collins branch was very small, but very welcoming. They had a selection of educational games that were so interesting to go thru. Always something nice to see and many book clubs to choose from. They have a system where one can check out a museum pass too!

    The most unusual activity I found (too late for me to join in) was the Mount Auburn Book Club. Why was it unusual? Because Mount Auburn is a cemetary! They also have birding and wildlife activities. It was a beautiful place the summer day I explored it. Wish I had known about the book club sooner during our visit there.

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  5. We have a great library here. Jimmie B Keel is the branch I prefer. They have a large selection of books, videos and childrens books. They have just undergone a renovation to enlarge the facility, so I am excited to see what they will be adding. Thanks!

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  6. My local library is Nitro Public Library and I enjoy all the books. They have a great childrens section and my grandkids love it...Thank you!

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  7. Mahany Branch is my favorite. It hs a lot of windows to let in lots of light and sights! Books and quilting, it doesnt get much better!

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  8. Our library is in a rural setting. We have many wonderful programs, including knitting and quilting. There are some great quilting books in our library. I have taken all 5 out of 8 of my grandchildren to story hour there for years. Suzanne is a wonderful librarian that is always open and interested in new programs and has asked me to teach a class in January. Can't wait! Our library certainly is a great place to visit and learn.
    Thanks,
    Anita Bydlowski@yahoo.com

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  9. Books & quilt making... my two favorite things! Unfortunately, I haven't made use of our Wpg Public Library for quite a while as my local branch was closed for renovations & I don't have internet access there yet (but plan to investigate this as winter is arriving here on the Canadian prairie).
    Thanks for the giveaway; I'm off to check out the other blogs...
    sbq5105 at gmail dot com

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  10. My local library is Teton County-Choteau and I'm a former board member. Great staff, used book room where I donate/buy, book club, story hour, etc. I'm very thankful to have always had wonderful libraries wherever I've lived. Linda in MT. ljrice54 at gmail dot com

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  11. A Librarian giving BOOKS away? With Fabric no less, What a Novel Idea! I've only read the 2nd one. Our Library is the Walla Walla Public Library. It is good to get the books in if I request them. Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  12. Great giveaway and I like how you've tied in books! My library is St. Louis County Library and I love it for some many reasons. I like being able to request and renew materials online. Self service electronic returning and checking out at the branch I visit. Audiobooks and ebooks via their website or an app. I love the convenience of all of this. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I've added it to my weekly link up.

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  13. The library over here doesn't have a special name and to be honest, I've not been in there for ages. I always found it hard to know that I had to read a book under pressure to drop it off in a timely fashion again. Don't have much time to read books nowadays, it would cut into my sewing time ;)
    But if I do, then I try to buy them, mostly second hand, or when desperate for a certain title, I also buy new :)

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these bundles!

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  14. I don't know which is the name of the public library where I live now, but I loved to go to the library when I was a kid. I was used to get horror books from the "adult" section when I was a kid, and fun adventure books from the "kid" section when I was older :) I've always be kind of a rebel ;) thanks for the chance to win, very fun prizes!

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  15. :) One of the local libraries [we are blessed to live in an area with many libraries :) ] is my most favorite of all......the one where my daughter is the assistant director! [she's a quilter too] :) Archdale Library!
    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. I ADORE your question! I frequent the Round Rock Public Library in Round Rock, Texas. It's actually the next town over from where I live, but I fell so in love with the staff and zen there, that I've been making the commute for almost ten years. It's one of those places that just restores peace the moment you walk in the door!

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  17. Wow what a cool giveaway - I love reading and I love fabric!! My library is the Gayton Library and it is good because they have a lot of art books that I look at for colour inspiration.

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  18. My library is 2 blocks from my house. That was a criteria when I bought the house that it had to be in walking distance of a library! It's a small but quaint place.

    Good luck with the blog hop!

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  19. I live in the country and the nearest library is a branch of the Scott County (IA) Library System - Eldridge. For years I have taken the grandkids there when they come to visit and they have participated in their summer reading programs and other events and had a lot of fun.

    But I personally love the Davenport (IA) Public Library in the largest city near us. In the basement they have the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center which houses a lot of genealogy manuscripts, microfilm, books, etc. Way back before any genealogy records were online I spent numerous hours on my days off on hand crank microfilm readers looking for ancestors in the records. Those were the days!

    What a fun giveaway!

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  20. Our library is named Brookhaven Free Library, located in Brookhaven Hamlet on Long Island New York. Their are so many wonderful things about it mostly the fantastic staff, who "always" go beyond what is required. Their programs are over the top. Every summer they have a children's day, with blow-up pools, sprinklers, beach balls and fancy mixed (children's) drinks, the kids love it. Great question! I LOVE our library! ;-> Toni Anne

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  21. Hello Nann - Our library is small. Our town is small (950 on a good day). But we love and use our library which is run by dedicated volunteers who are also, most of them, quilters. Each year our guild buys quilt books from the AQS for the library. Everyone donates books for their annual fund raisers and a local tech keeps their two computers up and running. It's a fun place.

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  22. I go to Crozet Library - it was special because it was in an old train station! However, it outgrew that space and we now have a brand new lovely building with space for all the programs. My grandson and I miss the old train station, and it looks lonely just sitting their empty. Does that sound silly?

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  23. The closest Library is out of county so I would have to pay for using it. I don't to town often enough to use it anyway.

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  24. We have a small community library still being refurbished from the damage of Irene. We have donated books and magazines and when a room is ready, we volunteer to help set up.

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  25. My library is the Donald R. Reynolds library. It was originally the Baxter County Library, but someone at the library received a $500K grant (with matching funds required) from the Donald R. Reynolds Foundation. He set up a foundation to help distribute his millions to different organizations.
    Now the new library is really modern and nice...almost too nice for this small rural community! There are a few community and meeting rooms, and a cafe, and more people love hanging out there!

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  26. My local library is the Chester Public Library where I am on the Board of Trustees. Tammy Grah, the head librarian does an outstanding job of providing services and programs. There are programs for people of all ages from lapsits for the toddlers to reminiscences for the patrons in nursing homes.

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  27. Between myself and my daughter, I don't go to the library much anymore! Before I had surgery last month I stopped at DD and got 6 books-had 4 read before the surgery! Still working on the last one! Even though her tastes are more varied than mine, I can always find a couple in her shelves to get me through!

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  28. My local branch of library is Day Riverside Library. I like how the children's section is. Thanks for chance to win.

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  29. mine is my kindle and McKays a used book store

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  30. My public library is the Boyd County Public Library and they have recently added a lovely outdoor reading area.

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  31. I have NEVER found the book I was looking for in my public library, and I've lived here 20 years. But we do have a fabulous used book store, Upper Case Books, which is fun and full of great finds! I can spend hours there!

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  32. My little local library is the Odessa Public Library, with one employee, open 2 afternoons a week and sharing a building with our community center and the city offices. I have found some great quilting books there but I do most of my reading on my Kindle...and my own personal library :) Love reading and quilting - perfect match!! The librarian really tries to buy books every year that appeal to everyone in the community and asks the quilt guild for a few suggestions every year. I donate books and time to the Friends of the Library!

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  33. The Katy library. I like it because I like requesting books online and then just picking them up. The people there are friendly.

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  34. In my world you never have enough books or fabric.

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  35. I like the Los Angeles city library. I read lots on e-books and they have the authors I like.

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  36. My favorite is Woodland Library, a very tiny branch library in my neighborhood. When the kids were younger, we would bring home bags of books, and when older, borrow lots of movies. We got to know the librarians, as there were only a few. Fond memories! Nowadays, I can't read more than 2 pages of a book before I fall asleep!

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  37. I use the Mansfield-Richland County Public Library in Ohio. I love that I can get ebooks through the web site. That includes both Kindle and audio books. If I want a book from the shelves, they will deliver it to my nearest branch. Very helpful and convenient.

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  38. We have a very nice libruary in our town . I used to take my grand daughter a lot but got a kindle a couple of years ago so don't read many paper backs any more love my kindle. Easier for me to read in the middle of the night when I can't sleep. Thanks for having such a great give away.

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  39. Our public library system is AWESOME. I live in the suburbs of Atlanta. Our Gwinnett County Public Library System is wonderful. We can look at the catalog online, place a hold and pick up print books at the branch we choose. An awesome collection of ebooks is also available. Great author visits, too. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

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  40. Vanderhoof public library and the fact my aunt was the first librarian makes it special

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  41. Love your blog. Just checking in to say hi. I found it via the Blog-Hop. I will definitely be back. Thank you for hosting the giveaway. Pick me, Pick me. :) LOL!

    Our library was awesome, really old & great architecture. They closed it down & made a new wing which is generically new & boring. No one is allowed in the old library. The took the parking lot to create the new wing & now it is impossible to get there because of parking.



    Kimee
    http://www.kimeeklutter.com/blog

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  42. My local library is the Haysville Community Library. I haven't been for quite awhile, although when my girls were young they had a great story time for preschoolers. The girls thought it was funny they had a bathtub with a pillow and quilt in it that kids could sit in and read. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  43. My library is the Sandwich Public library. It is currently in a brick building I think built in the 1930's and is way beyond its capacity of books and construction is started on a new larger building. The new one will be handicap accessible and the old one isn't. This will allow so many more patrons to use it. I request the books our library doesn't have through the IL system of libraries.

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  44. I don't visit my local library as much as I should. I like to visit the Millenium Library - which is our downtown library. It's amazing. Our library recently started having downloadable books. I really need to give that a try! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Trina
    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  45. Crozet Library here in Crozet Virginia is brand new! stonework and lovely fireplace with rocking chairs! Love it!
    Teresa
    tsvande@gmail.com

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  46. The library I visit the most is located in Covington Louisiana. Great selection in all categories. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these bundles. Your generosity is awesome.
    lbcookie1@gmail.com

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  47. The Cranbrook Public Library is where I do some of my genealogy research. I have ordered in historic newspapers on film and found a fantastic story about a young woman in my extended family. As a child we didn't have a television so I read scads of books. My dad was a wise man.

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  48. The Anderson county library main branch (SC) has an amazing children's section. The librarians there are so kind and do a wonderful time with story time each week.

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  49. Our main library in Fremont, CA is a large facility located in the heart of town. I have been a "Library Sponsor" for many years and contribute regularly through my employer's company-matching program. The Fremont library has many literacy and community outreach programs. It serves a very diverse clientele, including the largest Afghani population outside of Kabul. In addition to thousands of books, the facility houses a large audio and large-print collection. Patrons also have access to books from other libraries in the county and an ever-increasing selection of e-books/e-audio via an informative website: www.aclibrary.org.

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  50. My library is the Newport public Library and it always has something in the new book section for me.

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  51. I love going to the Coronado library. It's in a beautiful city and the beach is nearby.

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  52. The new Redding Library is about 6 yrs old now and I like that it has 3 levels of interests, plenty of children's activities and welcoming staff.

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  53. Parkston Public Library. My sister was head librarian for 29?? years. She's retired now. Our library is special because we are small town with a progressive modern library. and my sister always hit me up for fundraisers!

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  54. It is shame so many public libraries here in England are being shut down by the local councils. We used to have a mobile library service out this way, but not any more, so I buy my books and love the historical novels of Philippa Gregory. I suppose I am my own librarian these days. I read when I am holidays as quilting and embroidery take up most of time when I am not on holidays.

    My hypothesis is, readers and quilters are happy and contented people, they love creativity and are prepared to share this with others. My books get passed around the neighbourhood for others to enjoy. in the village a mile from my house, the old disused public telephone box has become the book exchange.

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    1. The little free library movement in the US features just such neighborhood book exchanges.

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  55. Our local library is not much fun, the employees always seem bothered when we need to check out our books. My favorite library is the Neshanic Station library, a tiny little library, in a tiny town. They were part of the county library system and always had great programs and great books to choose from. The employees were always so excited when new books arrived and could not wait for a new patron to arrive to spill their enthusiasm.

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  56. Buchannan County Public Library has thr best children's section and children's librarian. The programming is outstanding. The part I use most is the Overdrive program to borrow and listen to audio books to listen to while I quilt.

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  57. Liverpool Library. I live in the city of Syracuse, but love the Library in the suburb of Liverpool which, incidentally is where I grew up and where a childhood Children's Librarian introduced me to many book series.This Library has so many activities going on for adults and children. It is always a very busy place. And...it has a Quilt permanently hanging--each block is a representation of a Liverpool Landmark. And, it is built on the site of my childhood grammar school. Lots of memories for me. Kitty

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    1. Sharon Nottingham, the now-retired director of the Liverpool library, is a quiltmaker!

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  58. My library is the Cambridge Library and Galleries. The CEO loves his art and even though there is an arts center in the city, he thinks the library is more about the gallery than the books. It is frustrating to the book lovers :(
    You can check out the home page and see the issue right away :
    http://www.cambridgelibraries.ca/
    Great giveaway Nann!

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  59. My library is the Elizabethtown Public Library. When my children were little, they had the loveliest of children's librarians. She was so knowledgeable about all children's literature and created an atmosphere that made children love to be there. Thank you for such a thoughtful and different giveaway.

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  60. My library is Sarasota County Public library. When the kids were little, we went several times a week for the various children's activities. Now that I have my Kindle, I don't visit very often but am glad it is there. We have one of our branches being rebuilt and it should be full of all the newest things when it is finished. I love reading sewing/quilting novels.

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  61. Garden Home Community Library is my half a mile from my house favorite library! Will is the head of this small but mighty library and does an amazing job. Books are a snap to request on line and they are always happy to see you when you come in. Great selection and variety of books for a very small size library- plus movies and many other features. In their newsletter they announced they had won "Library Journal had awarded GHCL the rare distinction of becoming a “four star” library. This is huge since the Library Journal scoring system is based upon overall efficiency within five per capita measurements: circulation, visits, program attendance and public internet usage." as I said, small but mighty!

    thanks for having such a fun contest to join in...

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  62. Deer Park Public Library, love it. Book clubs, fundraisers, movies all kinds of events and happenings.

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  63. I have a similar question for my entry .... well my library is the Öffentliche Bücherei Anna Seghers, sadly there is nothing that makes it special.... the staff is usually, a little grumpy, the selection of books, DVDs could be better, well I do like their opening hours and the WiFi access to the internet and that they are close to the town center

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  64. Our library is the Steele Memorial Library. I like that it's big and has a good selection of items. It is over 20 minutes away, so we don't get there very often.

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  65. My library is Richland County Public Library. They are the state library and can obtain and lend out resources to any of the public libraries in the state. I love the librarians. They are very helpful and know me by sight. The library has always been important to me and my children. No matter where we have lived over the years we were always at the library. Always checking out books and movies and even music nowadays. I also read a lot of their downloadable E Books now. Which I am addicted too. I also love being able to put items on hold and them email me to let me know they are now available for pickup. And both of my children are avid readers just like me....

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  66. Our library is the Appleton Public Library - I don't go as much as I'd like. But, every time I go, it reminds me of when I was a kid, going there and spending hours reading, studying, etc.

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  67. My library is King's Lynn library in the UK. It is special because it was purpose built in 1903 and looks a bit like a castle with beautiful stained glass windows in the cieling of the lobby. It's also only about 3 mins walk from my house.

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  68. My local library, the "Page Memorial Library", is absolutely horrible. It is the size of a postage stamp and has no selection and not many options to get anything in. But the lady that works there is nice, she would bring water out to my dog on hot summer days when I would walk to it with her. I go to my sisters library in a bigger city and I love it, even though I have to travel an hour to get to it. It has great selection, new books all the time, more than one book to check out, it's on-line and you can order online from other libraries too.

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  69. My library is Leirfjorden Folkebibliotek. It's a very little library, but the librarian (she's my neighbour) is very kind and helpful. If I ask for books she doesn't have, she always order it from another one, and a few days later I can be sure to have the book on the door.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  70. My local library is the Ocala public library. The staff is always friendly and they have a great selection of fiction. I wanted to join the friends of the library but have just moved to the area and recently found out I must move again.

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  71. The Public Library in Lawton is nice...I like to "hit" all the libraries to look for genealogy family books to peruse. Many of these are in limited print. New quilter from Oklahoma, U.S.A. I am here for the party. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  72. I live very rural-in the woods-and the closest public library to me is in Lebanon Missouri named Lebanon Laclede County Library. what is special about it is the staff is very helpful, and when I suggested their customers would love the elm creek quilt novel series they went ahead and purchased the series-before I had to pay the library a fee to bring in the novels from another library.
    thank you for the giveaway chance Kathy

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  73. We go to the Bob Harkins Branch of the Prince George Public Library. They have a fabulous collection of books. Always new quilting books arriving. They have great kids programs & books. The kids librarians & check out staff are great. Just a wonderful place to go. :) Thanks for a chance to win a book & fabric bundle. :)

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  74. Our Library, Cowichan, is part of the Vancouver Island Regional Library, which has branches all over the island. When I want to order a book, I can check how many copies are up or down the island, if and where they are in, and when they are due back. The service is great, and they have lots of good programmes for kids and adults. They will order books in from all over BC on an interlibrary exchange, and we can suggest books for purchase. I use it all the time. Helen

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  75. My library is the Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield, and it's special because I'm its retired library director. I now work part-time just across the street & I stop in & visit several times a week on my way home from work. I enjoy being able to reserve & renew books online. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. My library is Westlake Porter Public Library in Westlake, OH. We are an independent library and are nationally ranked for our population size. I am very proud to be an employee, Friend, and a patron. We have a huge collection, excellent staff, a beautiful facility with a cafe, meeting rooms, gift shop, used book shop, wi-fi, etc, and a supportive community. Sorry to brag, but I count myself to be very lucky! Many thanks for a giveaway that's right up my alley!
    emyerly(at)wideopenwest(dot)com

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  77. My library is Bracken Ridge. Its run by the Council...I dont get there as often as I would like but its wonderful that they can source books from all the other libraries if you need it.

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  78. I can't wait to answer this one! My library is the Garland County Library in Hot Springs, Arkansas. They have the most awesome service - they simply will not let anyone wait in line. They watch diligently and the minute walk toward the desk someone comes to wait on you. My friend's mother doesn't get around easily so she makes her "books wanted" list and brings it with her. They go find her books and bring them to her! And my second favorite library is the Lake Hamilton High School Library - my daughter is the Library/Media Specialist there. :) blessings, marlene

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  79. Our library is the Broome County Public Library, NY . I enjoy the art displays that change monthly, & the staff is great. Thanks for the chance to win the book & fabric.

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  80. My library is the Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library. They have a cool fountain out front that runs during the spring and autumn.

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  81. What a clever giveaway! My library is simply named after the town (as far as I know) - Payson City Library. It's on a tiny "historic" one way main street and is VERY small. :)

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  82. My local library is Johnston Public Library. The staff are special (helpful) and there are plenty of meeting/study rooms. svonfumetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. We have a brand new library that is just opening The Williford Library. I am hoping to get to the opening this week. Thanks for asking

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  85. My local library is Pictou -Antigonish Regional library of which there are several branches , the library for me is a great resource of reading material and I enjoy going there . Thanks for the chance

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  86. Our local library is called the Jackson County Meijers Branch. It is wonderful, they even have Yoga for old people like me. Lots of free books also. Mary in MI - ibbize1944@gmail.com

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  87. My town library is the Cary Area Public Library. It's good size, not huge but it has a great selection of audiobooks that I love to listen to on my frequent road trips. The staff is always super friendly & very helpful in tracking down books I want to borrow. Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  88. My city library is the Greenville County Library with the branch we use the most being the Greer Library. My library is special because of the wonderful collection of children's books for my kids and because they take suggestions as to what books to buy (I have been able to borrow some great new quilting books :)

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  89. The library is called the Bothwell Library. They have lots of different programs available! Even rug hooking.. The staff are very helpful. They were very happy to help me learn how to download books to listen to on my iPod. Library's are one of my go to places when I need a pick me up.
    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

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  90. Port Hope Public Library. It is a Carnegie library from the 20's modernized (added a beautiful wing and an elevator) in the 90's. I love the reading area in the children's section, I go with my daughter regularly. They have a "princess tower" for the kids to climb, comfy seats for parents, and really small chairs for the kids

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  91. The local lirbary in our village is The Marcelin Public Library. It's cozy, and the librarian is very helpful indeed.
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  92. Since I live in a hamlet we do not have a library.

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  93. My library is the Riverside Public Library in which I worked doing reference for 20 years. I love the interlibrary loan dept - it gets me anything I want. I'd love to win the book A Single Thread and the fabrics with it. Fabulous prizes! Thanks for participating.

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  94. My local library is the Greensborough branch of the Yarra Plenty Regional Library. I always do a circuit when I go. The new books, magazines, cook books and then craft books. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  95. Cedar City Library in the Park. Isn't that a cool name. I'm actually on the Library Board and we just celebrated out 10 anniversary of being at the park. The old library was old 1930's, too solid to remodel and update (getting lines for computers was a nightmare) and cramped. I worked there for 5 years heading up our Adult Literacy Program. Finally the Director retired and plans began moving for the new library. It's still small, but compared with the old, it's heaven. Thanks.

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  96. My library is the McKinleyville branch of the Humboldt County Libraries. I love that my kids can go in and pick out whatever they want. The librarians are always helpful with suggestions too. Thanks!

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  97. No public library - at least the one closest to me is miles away and only for students!!! I am envious of those who have libraries in every town.

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  98. Thank you for offering a wonderful giveaway! Books are one of my favorite things to display in my home. I live in a small town where everybody knows everybody... it is very quaint. Our library is Allentown Library and the folks that work there are so kind and helpful. Our library use to be a Church back in the 1800's or so. Very historical, perfect place for a library!

    Hope to be considered for your giveaway!

    djsoborski at yahoo.com

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  99. My local library is North Adelaide, in South Australia. It is a brilliant library with a great preschool program that I have been taking children to for 18 years (not all my own!!) The lady who runs it has been doing it for about that long too and it is a wonderful chance to meet mums and for children to make friends.
    The library also has a great craft book section and loads of fiction books. I have read all the Elm Creek books through this library.
    I love public libraries and want to be a librarian in the future so this question was really interesting for me - thanks so much!

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  100. I'm in the UK - my nearest library is 10 miles away in Dursley but it has very limited opening hours so I find it hard to get there! but we do have a mobile library which visits once a month and the staff are very helpful in getting books that I want to read!

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  101. We just moved out of town into the county and so don't actually have a library. The closest is the Bellevue (Idaho) Public Library which is a small library operating on a limited budget, but they are tied in with a consortium of libraries and you can order books online! Great service in this day and age.

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  102. Marshall County Public Library is the best to me...although I might be partial because I can get to several of the branches within minutes of work (spend many lunches there enjoying the peace and quiet) or from home. When I first was trying quilting I poured over the books because I quickly became aware not all quilting books are created equally...especially for beginners. We have online access and they are willing to get in books if they don't have them in stock. I'll admit, when they card catalogs disappeared I was quite sad but now that I am use to looking up books electronically, I can breeze through and find what I want very quickly. Wish everyone could experience the true fun of a local library and all they have to offer.

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  103. love your question! We are in the AnneArrundel county library system which is extensive network and they can get most books/dvds/magazines that one would want. I love a library and go to the Library of Congress National Book festival in DC every Sept to hear authors speak on their books. Come sometime!
    I have a connection project page, and a book review page on my blog lapaylor.blogspot.com
    LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com

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  104. I love my library! The people who work there know me now because I al always ordering my books on line and picking them up, so I never really browse the library anymore...which I miss because I love books. But if I go in there I kinda get stuck and lose track of time...! sewingblogsarefun at yahoo dot com

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  105. My local library is the Oregon City Public Library. We outgrew out Carnegie building but, after the shopping center they moved the library to was torn down, we moved back in! I love going to the library in our 100 year-old building with the old glass and wood floors. Thankfully, all ideas of putting the library somewhere else have been scrapped and now we are planning an addition to the original library. I love knowing that people where using this library in 1913 and still are today. Thanks for hosting! pbstrand@msn.com

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  106. We have a great library here, and there are several reading club to join.The people who work there know me because I love reading and ask for the new books and I`m onr of the reading club book!

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  107. Our local library is called Skellingthorpe Library, as it is named after our village. It is tiny and only open for about 10 hours a week but i love it as I can get books for free just by walking for 10 minutes. I took our children every week when they were little and have many happy memories reading with them there. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  108. HELLO,BOOKS+QUILTS KINDA GO TOGETHER!
    OUR LIBRARY: "THE LIVINGSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY"+I LOVE VISITING IT BECAUSE OF ITS HOMEY FEEL+OF COURSE LOTS+LOTS OF GOOD READS!!!
    THANKS FOR THE NEAT GIVEAWAY>I'D SELECT #2 !

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  109. My local library is Park Grove library. I like the online hold program. You can place a hold on books and when it is time to pick them up you get a notification by email. The books are on a special set of shelves and you are in and out (self checkout) in no time. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  110. Our libary is a bus. Once a week the 'biebbus' comes to our little village. If you want a special book, you can order par e-mail.
    Thank you for the chance to win your great giveaway.

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  111. Calgary Public Library-Shaunessy is the closest to me, but sadly I hardly ever go anymore. I have gone digital and read on my ereader. anything quilty is always great to read.

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  112. I am ashamed of myself!! I know, after I tell you why.. you will say "I should be ashamed!". I do not go to the public library. I like having my books in my home, on my hands, and not on loan. I have a disabled son and do not get out much. I think the Public library is Fremont Public Library in Fremont, OH.
    midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  113. My library is the Tehachapi Branch of Kern County. We have a new librarian who just started and his first name is Jake. People are quite friendly there and work to find copies of anything you want, even if they go out of the system to bring it in. I also teach a Creative Writers' Forum twice a month on Saturdays, so visit very often.

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  114. My library is in transition. The new building will be complete by the end of the year. The librarian takes very good care of me.

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  115. I frequent the Rhinelander District Library which is part of the Wisconsin Valley Library System. I LOVE everything about our library. It is in a very old building in downtown Rhinelander and could definitely use an expansion but really, that would probably spoil it's charm. As part of the larger system you can search for books, media, etc. from about 50 libraries & get what you want in a matter of days. Every one who works there is wonderfully pleasant & helpful. There is a great children's library in the basement with many age related programs every week. We are sooooo lucky to have this great asset in our community.

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  116. My library is the Pendleton Public Library. We are a small town and there's only one. It is quite big and has a wonderful collection of books on tape. I can get a lot more done with quilting or housework if I have a book to listen to.

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  117. Filger Library is special because it offers all the personal touches of a small town library.

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  118. My library is the Calgary Public Library. They got really involved when we were hit by flooding last summer. Very public spirited.

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  119. Gravenhurst Library is the name and the staff is the greatest!!!! We also have quilting classes there.

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  120. Great giveaway and neat question. We have a new library by us and close to the community college called Valley Hi North Laguna Branch. I love that they offer story hour for 4-5 year old kids and for the smaller kids they also have a play time where they sing and they are read to. The kids have a blast!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. My library is the Sno-Isle Libraries system in Snohomish County, Washington. I love this library system and it's 21 libraries which includes Library on Wheels. I have worked the Library on Wheels department since 1992. We have a bookmobile, a cart service van and 4 vans used for homebound deliveries and childcare centers. The system provides a wide variety of materials and I can usually find a quilt book I want to preview before I buy a copy for myself.

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  122. I love to read when I get the time. Our library is The Bryan Library. I don't get to visit often. Working two jobs and raising two kids, teaching two sewing classes ( one adult and one child) doesn't leave me much free time. If I win I think I will take a bubble bath and enjoy the book.
    kidsanssewing@hotmail.com
    Thanks for posting wonderful prizes.

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  123. Staunton Public Library is located in an old-time school building. One of my favorite programs they offer is Lunch at the Library on the first Thursday of each month. Guest local musicians are invited each month to play for 1 hour while patrons eat free pizza, thanks to the Friends of the Library. Very delightful and I enjoy it.

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  124. I love our library, Troy Public Library, Michigan. I belong to the mystery book club - fabulous! My daughter has volunteered there (she is in the MILS program at our local college!) They have a wonderful friends used bookstore also! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

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  125. My local library is Coronation Road Community Centre and Library. As well as books they have lots of community groups that meet there, including two that I run: a sewing group and a craft group, and they don't charge rent for the room!

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  126. My local library is Sunland-Tujunga Public Library in Los Angeles, CA. I work as a volunteer in the Friends of the Library store within the library where we sell used books and magazines very inexpensively.

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  127. Eek! We moved so I am not familiar with the local one. The ones I grew up with were the Newhall Public Library and the Valencia Public Library. I have fond memories leaving with arm loads of books!

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  128. Aloha! The library in our area is the Kaneohe public library. I think it is excellent. It has wifi, an online borrowing system, and a Friends of the Library located in the basement. It is my favorite bookstore.Since our state is made up of islands, if there is a book we want that is not available at our library, we can request to have it sent to our library from other libraries in the state even if it is on another island. We will be notified when it comes in so that we can pick it up. I haven't had time to use it recently,but I have used it extensively in the past.

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  129. Alameda County Library and I love the electronic service. You can go online and have them hold books or bring them in from another library for you.

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  130. Your give-away looks great. The Fairview Library in Calvert County is small, but when I walk in, I am greeted by name. I teach and wish my students knew the advantages of using a library over just going to the internet. They sponsor so many wonderful projects.

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  131. My library, La Habra Branch of OC Public Libraries is special for several reasons: fabulous staff, supportive Friends, and wonderful community. We do a lot of programming and out community appreciates it.

    Jill Patterson

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  132. I live in a really small town, so we didn't have a library at all until recently. They are still getting started. I think it's funny that they have "Kids Reading Hour" which only lasts for half an hr :)

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  133. Bartholomew public library. I love that 2x a year they have book reads at 3 levels.....kids, teens and adults.....all the staff is special and willing to help and not afraid to say I don't know but steer me to the person who can. My library rocks, now hst better.....quilting an d reading what can get any better.

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  134. Fentress County Library is the name and it's the only one in the county. That makes it special!!

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  135. Milton Library Santa Rosa county, Milton FL I love the staff there they are always so nice to talk to and ask for help from. The library is in a small block building and sits across from Carpenter's park which is on the Blackwater river.. Not much landscaping and many times if hurricanes hit our area you can not access the building, but it is safe as the library sits on higher ground. There is also a loving biking path behind the library that many in the community use.

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  136. My library is the Ephraim city library. Factoid: it was originally built using Carnegie funds, so it is a Carnegie library! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  137. My library is Lee County Public Library. And what makes it special is that my son works there. :-). Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  138. My local library is the Green Branch library. I love the fact that I can request books on line from any of the libraries here in Summit county and pick them up at my local library. The staff here are always friendly and helpful. Yep I love my library and don't mind one bit that my tax dollars go towards it.
    Thanks for a chance.

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  139. There isnt anyone thing that is special about the Abilene Public Library, jsut your normal library.. however, I love to read, I love to read so much the world could come crashing down but if I have a book..I'm a-ok or probably unaware. So growing while everyone else was at the mall..I hung out at the library, and to this day if I could get a free moment.. that's where I am at.

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  140. Our local library is the Green Cove Springs branch of the Clay County Library, here in northern Florida. When I first moved here, I did not have a locally accepted picture I.D. and the librarian put on her thinking cap and allowed me to get a library card using my friend's local I.D. I am still grateful!

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  141. Our library is called the Grand Isle Free Library. It is very tiny - basically one big room, with different areas for kids, audio-books, etc. They are only open a few hours per week, but have kid activities during the summers.

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  142. We live in a beautiful Senior village called Oakwood which has a great library on campus. There is a part time librarian who keeps things running smoothly but much is done on the honor system. The shelves are well stocked with a wide range of choices.

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  143. My local library is the Windermere Branch in Florida. We've just moved here and it's quite an adjustment - the library system is fairly small (as are the branches) and the selection is much smaller than what I was used to in the past. When we lived in Ohio, their library system was connected throughout the entire state which was wonderful. If I wanted a book and it wasn't available locally, they'd ship it from anywhere in the state. It was AWESOME.

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  144. We don't have any public libraries here locally, Nann. There's probably just a few in the whole of Israel. The books I read I mostly win or buy. We also do a lot of sharing between friends and neighbors. When my daughter was living in Miami Beach, I spent a lot of time at the library there! That anthology looks interesting, never heard of it. I have the Marie Bostwick book you're giving away and I have a different Terri Thayer book on my android's kindle reader! I also own every one of Jennifer Chiaverini's novels!

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  145. It sure is nice to meet another library lover! Way Public Library is our library and what makes it special is that it has a vending machine and a place to sit and read while having a beverage.

    My last library was the Richland Public Library in South Carolina. I'm telling you that is one special library system and they still have a bookmobile.

    Please stop by my blog as I'm participating in this hop as well.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  146. Our library is in the process of being built! Can't wait!

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  147. Fabulous giveaway! My library is called Isabelle Pringle library - named after the woman who pushed to have a library in our town. It is housed in two trailers with a walkway in between - very old and run down but hey it is what we have. I am on our library board and have been I think since it opened. I have also worked as the librarian from time to time to fill in. Our librarian right now is a 45 year old man who has hair halfway down his back and runs a motorcycle repair shop as his other part time job. The library is open Wednesday through Saturday from 3 to 8 or 9 - his choice of schedule and it works well. He is great with the youth and has lots of them coming in and using the library - mostly for computers but hey they are there!!

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  148. Hi Nann - thanks for participating!
    Your projects are great and an interesting request....
    I have several local libraries: Hoylake is one I use - on the Wirral in the UK. It is a public library and funded by local government; threatened with closure as many are around the country....!
    Went to a great afternoon workshop in the summer heatwave in July - on poetry - given be two separate poets - as part of the Festival of Firsts. It was a first for me of course.
    Varied interests mean not enough quilting time, though!!
    Barbmo

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  149. I usually use the Winslow Public Library... it's small, quiet, and they allow quilt guilds to hold there meetings there! WOW! My favorite author ....today... is Margaret Atwood.... give her a read.

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  150. Great giveaway!! Our library is the Musser Public Library in Muscatine, IA and I head there every 3rd Monday to pickup books for my dad who lives with us and also a few for me. Wonderful people work there!

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  151. Our library system in Vancouver is wonderful. It is called Fort Vancouver Regional Library and it is a big system with multi branches. Best part is you can borrow a book from one branch and return it to any of the others. The main branch got a brand new building a couple of years ago and it is five stories tall and full of so many wonderful books. They also offer great summer reading series for kids and weekly story times that I took advantage of when my kids were younger and I was doing daycare. Great giveaway. Great questions too hope you get the feedback you are looking for

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  152. My local public library is called Gijon Sur. I go there a lot for reference books but it isn't very big and there are only very few books to read in English, I don't enjoy reading in Spanish. Lovely interesting giveaway.

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  153. Brodie Library is a lovely, old, brick building, with such friendly, helpful staff. It's small enough to be "cozy", but big enough to keep me busy reading pretty much anything I want.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  154. The Marshall Public Library has a great program for kids. My little granddaughters love going there. Thanks for being a part of this fun blog hop.

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  155. The Book and bundle giveaways are really nice. My Library name is Highland County Library. It's a small community one . They can get just about anything you would like. They have a computer system that you can borrow books, magazines, CDs, videos, etc from neighboring counties and cities and sent to my library. I've used this many times.

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  156. we are out in the boonies and don't have a public library....but in the next city they have a fabulous display of rocks and crystals! what a clever idea for your giveaway!

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  157. What a great give away Nann. My library's name is Burlingame Public Library. Sadly, about 15 years ago our library burned. So the one we have now was built a few years later. It's nice to have an organized library. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  158. Our state library is named after the war warrior or the past king. So it's special. It called Tun Abdul Razak state library.

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  159. My closest library is in Park Rapids, MN and their system covers all of northern Minnesota so I like to take advantage of their interlibrary loan system. Last fall they added online books through 3M Cloud and digital from OneClick and I have grown to love listening while I sew! 2 of my favorite hobbies at once!! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  160. Our library is the Chester COunty Library in Exton, Pa. It is in a beautiful building, recently rennovated and I love that I can order books online and then I get an email when they are in. They have great selections and when my kids were little we went to all sorts of programs for them.

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  161. Great River Library. What I like the most about it is that I can download audio books to my Ipad and listen to them as I sew!

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  162. The library's name is 3B, that is because of the three villages named all with a B. I live in the Netherlands. Thanks for the chance!

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  163. My local library is called Biblioteca Conunale di Sesto Calende. I think I've borrowed nearly all the children's books for my daughters!

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  164. My library is Powhatan Co. Public Library and has its own park built next to it with trails and a playground. Pretty fun! Love these books! I have read the Thayer( so fun) and Bostwick books. I want to do a review on them for my blog. Any other series similar to Thayer's?

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  165. My local library is the Green Free Library and I'm a member of their Friends. It's a great place to be. Thanks for the chance for the lovely giveaway!

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  166. We have several libraries in Charlotte. I frequent my neighborhood one in the Steele Creek area of the Charlotte Mecklenburg County Library. http://www.cmlibrary.org/ I love my library because they carry an awesome selection of quilting and knitting books. My favorite fiction authors are Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Tracie Peterson and there are others. They have a nice selection of movies, books on CDs, and non-fiction books. Our library has a self sign- out system for checking out books is nice.

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  167. My library is the West Florida Regional Library in Pensacola, FL I have used this library for over 40 years and am still borrowing books.
    Thanks.
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  168. My local library is Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library. This 100 year old library is a beautiful building with history and a future. I love the style of the building and the fact that many of the ornate rooms are still intact. It has a couple of lions in front of the building and when we moved here 10 years ago, I finally understood why PBS named their reading show "Between the Lions". But Flower is not stuck in last century. They have an email newsletter, computers, ebook loan program and programs to promote reading for children. I really enjoy sign my children up for the Summer Reading program and other activities that the have.

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  169. brown county library east branch. I love the workers, and they have great activities and story times for the kids. Also, it is close to my house and super convenient. Love it!

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  170. Our town library is called Raymond Hill Library. It is tiny!!! I love that it is in a historical building.

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  171. Galesville Public Library. They have story time on Friday mornings for 3-5 year olds, which my little one can start going to soon (hurray!)

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  172. Mi biblioteca favorita es El archivo general de la nación.Se ubica en la ciudad de Buenos Aires ,allí donde
    termina el mapa.
    Gracias por su regalo!

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  173. Pleasanton Library. They've got a wonderful kids section and I adore their bootlegger program to introduce school kids to new books.

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  174. Our nearest library is the Cobleigh Library. They not only offer a number of children's programs, but they also have a quilters' gathering once a week. It is located in a lovely old building in the middle of town. Sadly, they had a problem with flooding earlier this year but with some quick thinking and action, there was very little damage. Volunteers are always welcome to help out.

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  175. Haltom Public Library- We are fortunate to have librarians that go above their jobs. We have reading programs all through the year not just in summer. Our district libraries all share with each other so we can request a book from over 8 libraries and have it sent to ours or go pick it up but when through can return it to any of them.

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  176. I currently live in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. Our town is small, and the Raymond Library is just four blocks from my home, so it is a pleasant walk in the summer, and in the winter I drive there. :) The librarians are very friendly, have a board where they list their favorites to read, and books are on loan for three weeks!!

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  177. I live in rural southland, New Zealand. We have an actual library bus that will park just down the road from us. Staff is so helpful and will order in any book I would like to read

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  178. Our library is named after our town, Manitouwadge Public Library and the staff working there are exceptional! Ever helpful and there is always something happening for all ages!! They have even spruced up the environment to make it comfy and cozy for the teens! Kudos to them for encouraging life long reading desire for all with a great selection of books and programs.

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  179. Joplin Public Library is my favorite. I love the downloadable e-books! Besides, I *have* to love it -- I'm the Director!!! (And also a frustrated quilter....) :-)

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  180. Carbondale, IL - We have an entire building in which to hold our Friends book sales. We have at least three sales a year and proceeds go to help fund library extras.

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  181. I have two favorites -- my hometown library is the Guilford Free Library, Guilford, CT. They have a fabulous collection, great staff, wonderful programs! But I am also very partial to the Acton Public Library in Old Saybrook, CT, where I am the Director! We are much smaller than Guilford, but I am very proud of all that we offer for a small town library. I am a quilter, and fabric, books, and libraries are my favorite things! Thanks for a creative give-away!

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  182. My library is the Lillie M. Evans Library in Princeville, IL and we are sponsoring a Fiber Arts & Fabric Crafts Show until December 14th. We have on display quilts, crocheted & knitted items, and cross stitched and embroidery. We sponsored this show after hosting an Art Show back in June, and it's been lots of fun. Thanks to Nann for letting me know about this giveaway--what a great idea!

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  183. Newton County Public Library has a great Audio Books Collection. I listen to them while I am sewing and quilting. I've worked at two libraries in my life. Once as the Artist and Stacks Gopher while in college and later in processing new books and repairing others.

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  184. I have worked at Salem Public Library (OR) for over 30 years, so I'm very biased about it. There's so much to love - encouraging folks to use us both on site and from home by allowing people to get library cards online, making the library feel comfortable and welcoming to everyone who comes in by redesigning our spaces on a really small budget, having desk staff who greet and acknowledge those who do come in, and all the creative programming that takes place. Our annual events are so much fun - Talk to the Experts, who are stationed all around the library; an overnight Camp-in for over 325 children and parents who turn off the TV for one week; a Battle of the Bands for local kids with garage bands; Put the Give in Thanksgiving, when patrons of all ages can come in to make things to give families at shelters or dogs and cats at the Humane Society or win a Little Free Library; teen programs developed by a really active TAB - the list goes on and on. We even have a quilt displayed in the children's room with each square made by a library patron that are based on their favorite children's book. No one can say that libraries are becoming irrelevant!

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  185. I use the Ypsilanti District Library. They built a huge nice new library about 10 years ago, but it still seems new. It's two stories and is built more modern. Thanks for the chance to win! I love to read!

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  186. I have worked at the Newton Falls Public Library since 1976 and I love many things: our patrons with their fascinating questions; our staff who are eager to help; the cooperation of the schools and teachers over the years; and I truly believe the lives that have been changed by our programs, access to information, the little kindnesses. . . And when I retire at the end of this year, I will love my library for all the resources and books that I will enjoy as simply a patron!

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  187. I use the Calgary Public Library. It has many branches throughout the city, a large collection and helpful staff. I like the online reservation service for new books on order. It lets me sign up for new books from my favourite authors.

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  188. Fabulous idea for a giveaway, and promotion of public libraries!! My family and I are superusers of the Garden Home Community Library in Portland, OR, and we love it. It is located inside a rec center, so there is a great community partnership.

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  189. Reading & quilting are 2 of my favorite things. I have just moved to a new town & don't know about their library.
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

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  190. Reading and quilting are right up there with chocolate. Such a wonderful giveaway. thanks so much for sharing. I am a proud member of our local library - the Saskatoon Public Library. it is great as they have recently started an on-line downloadable reader section where i can just go on the computer and download the books i want. It's great.

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  191. Mine is the St. Jacobs public library. it's a tiny little place that smaller than my family room/kitchen. Susan is an awesome librarian. She has even called me at home to tell me of a book that had just come in and she thought I would like it. I also download audiobooks through them and usually recommend them back to the librarian just incase she hasn't read them yet.

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  192. Poppenhusen Library is historical landmark. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  193. Pensacola Quilter's Guild Library. Lots Of Quilt Books.

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  194. Rochester Hills Public Library: I love this place - and usually stop in 3 to 5 times a week! They have great brand new books and DVD's, an incredible audio book selection, now e-books and if all else fails MELCAT - the Michigan system that connects all libraries and you can check out titles from all over if they don't have it here in town. Yep, they have a lot of the newest quilt books, too - nice!
    Thanks for your generous giveaway!

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  195. Swazey Public Library is my library. The library is small and cozy with lots of craft magazines. I like that they have a weekly quilter's afternoon; what fun. There is also a great summer reading program.

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  196. Richland Library, Columbia, SC. It is very progressive and was Library of the Year a few years ago.

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