Sunday, September 14, 2014

Library Cards by Merrillee Whren

Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-up Month? I have a daughter who is an academic librarian, so she works with college students, but students of all ages, as well as adults, benefit from having a library card. Libraries are important because they encourage reading and help people discover authors and books.

I belong to Romance Writers of America, and every year at the national conference we honor a librarian who has championed the romance genre in his or her library. As romance writers, we want to recognize people who help others discover our books. Although writers can do a lot of research on the Internet, libraries and librarians can be an invaluable resource when getting information for our books. 

Here's my library card.

Do you have a library card? How often do you use the library?

Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of thirty-five plus year, and has two grown daughters. Her latest book, A PLACE TO CALL HOME, is available at all major ebook retailers.You can find the buy links at her website. Connect with her on Facebook page.


  1. I use our local library every week or so. It's within walking distance, so I'm doubly blessed. It's a joy to be able to donate items to the library too. Thanks for an interesting topic, Merrillee!

  2. I admit my card expired. Mom has been rereading the books on her shelves and when I find time to read, I've got my Kindle. I still love going to the Friends of the Library book sales, though!

  3. I've lost my card and based on Aileen's post, it's probably expired! I think I use Amazon as my library now.

  4. Oh yes - three cheers for libraries and librarians! My BFF is a librarian at prestigious academic think tank. Whenever we meet for lunch I get there just a bit early so I can enter the library, soak up the smell of books, revel in that noisy silence particular to libraries ... lucky her - she gets to work in paradise every day!

  5. I love the library so much that I thought I wanted to be married there!

  6. I have to admit that I don't remember the last time I visited a library. In the UK there are massive cutbacks in library services. Sad, but in this digital age, fewer people are using our libraries here.