Win a Library Cart Full of Books!

Love libraries? You’re in good company. Albert Einstein, Jane Austen, Jorge Luis Borges, and Virginia Woolf were all enamored of libraries, and we’re celebrating local branches across the country during National Library Week (April 13-19). If you haven’t checked out a stack of books lately, here are 10 Reasons to Dust Off Your Library Card.

Enter the Library Love Letter Giveaway on Facebook and you could win this Library Cart bookshelf from The Land of Nod, and a $500 shopping spree at to fill it up with the books of your choosing.

Library Love Letter

Then, post your own Library Love Letter on Twitter or Instagram, and tag it #LibraryLoveLetter—we’ll be sharing our favorites all week!

Guinevere de la Mare
Senior Community Manager

Guinevere de la Mare

Guinevere de la Mare is a writer, book lover, and the founder of Silent Book Club. She lives in San Francisco. She also was the senior community manager at Chronicle Books from 2009-2014.

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  • Sarah April 17, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I'm not on Facebook or Twitter but I love my library! Is there still a way to enter this contest?


  • Patti April 17, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I would love to enter this drawing but I'm not on Facebook. 🙁


  • gayla April 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I don't use instagram or twitter so I can't post my response for the contest but I did want to show my appreciation for libraries & librarians. I've always loved libraries. I was lucky to live by the library growing up and both librarians were my neighbors. I became a librarian myself (Thanks, Mrs. Lynch!). In library school I started noticing medical issues. I had only worked a short time before these issues became more pronounced and prevented me from working. Because my brain doesn't work like it's supposed to, I have lost a great deal of memory. I have had to relearn many things. It's hard & exhausting work. My love of reading has helped me to relearn – I was saved embarrassment, I could go over things as many times as I needed, I had something to talk about when my memory and words failed me, I had somewhere to go in my head when everything became a little too overwhelming. Reading & laughing at humorous books let me know that I would eventually regain my sense of humor. Reading provided me with hope. My issues may never be "fixed" and I may never work as a librarian again, but I know that the library is where I can find what nourishes me.


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