Today, Saturday February 8th 2014, is National Libraries Day.
The Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman, often cited and celebrated in the GAB blog, has written rousingly today in The Guardian about her own use of libraries when a child as a home from home, on the importance of libraries for everyone as story-telling hubs, resource, book repository and so much more. She writes: “As far as I am concerned every day should be National Libraries Day.” Here at GAB we second that. Our Magic Breakfast Book Clubs hook up with the local library so that the love of books and reading born in the book clubs spills over into the world outside. Every member of our Book Clubs gets their own special library card.