Library Lovers’ Day 2016 + Giveaway

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LLD2016-AvatarLibrary Lovers’ Day. A day for book lovers to share their love of books and reading, whether this is with a book blind date, book recommendations, or some fun activities at your local library. There are many ways to share the library love, and today I’m adding to the celebrations by offering a giveaway.

Because I’m a huge lover of libraries (as a librarian it kind of goes with the territory), as well as second hand books, my giveaway is coming from my own collection, a ‘Loved Loot’ giveaway if you will. I have scoured my bookshelves and found a few books to share the reading spirit as well as the idea that any book can be a wonderful book, loved, library or otherwise. I have four books on offer for four lucky winners, details on how to enter are below.

 

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

Thyme Out by Kate Fforde

Guilty Pleasures (#1) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Storm Glass (#1) Maria V. Snyder

Note: These books are all second-hand, including library discards and those bought at book fairs. All books are in good condition though visibly used. This is a Loved Loot giveaway.

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To enter: Leave a comment telling me what has been one of your favourite second-hand book finds, or for the library users out there, what has been a favourite library book you’ve discovered by chance and fallen in love with. Let me know along with which book you would like to win and you’ll be in the draw.

Please note: Unfortunately this Loved Loot giveaway is open to Aussie residents only because shipping costs a bag of gold and your first born.

Entries close midnight AEDT 28 Feb 2016. Good luck!

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For more information about the Library Lovers’ Day experience there are details on the Australian Library and Information Association website on how you can celebrate, or have a look at the fun links included below where you can see last year’s event, or get some great resources like social media images, stickers, bookmarks, and more! Or perhaps pop into your local library if they are open and see what activities they have running. They may have more than just a one day event happening so check them out. Even if your library isn’t running anything special, perhaps pop in for a visit anyway and take a chance on a new book, or a new author or genre. Have a blind date with a book randomly chosen from a shelf; you never know what you will find! I discovered many of my favourite books that way so anything is possible.

Have a wonderful Library Lovers’ Day and fall in love with a book today!

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Highlights from Library Lovers’ Day 2015

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Library Lovers’ Day 2015

lld250Valentines Day is just around the corner, but for all the book lovers out there it is also known as Library Lovers’ Day. A day of affection and appreciation not for the person in your life, but for the love of libraries and books. Libraries are not just about books anymore, there are so many great things to do there and it is wonderful there is an occasion to celebrate them. Officially February is also Library Month, a whole 28 days to celebrate the marvel that is the library, but 14th Feb is singled out as Library Lovers’ Day.

Head down to your local library and see what the great librarians and cupid have cooked up to celebrate the love of libraries. My library is offering Blind (Book) Dates where books are wrapped in plain paper to add an air of mystery to your book choices, they’ve also got a range of activities for everyone including writing your favourite book title on hearts and sticking them on the wall for everyone to see and gain ideas from. Every library is different so see what great things your library has available, you never know what you’ll find. If your library is not participating never fear! Show your love anyway by perusing their shelves and borrowing something on a whim, ask other people for their favourite books and read that, or even returning to an old favourite, maybe even suggest they participate next year!

For information about Library Lovers’ Day you can check out the Australian Library and Information Association information page, or have a look at the fun links included below where you can see last year’s event, or get some great resources like social media images, stickers, bookmarks, and more!

Have a wonderful Library Lovers’ Day and fall in love with a book today!

All Your Fun Bits and Pieces Needs

Australian Library and Information Association Facebook

Highlights from Library Lover’s Day 2014

Browse the #librarylove tag on Twitter

Learn How to Get Involved