In these tough economic times, public library funding is in dire jeopardy. Authors and librarians can work together to ensure that libraries continue to grow and support the multimedia needs of citizens everywhere.
ALTAFF, or the Association for Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (part of the American Library Association) has launched a program called “Authors for Libraries.” Authors who join the program will be added to ALTAFF’s authors’ page where, “library staff, Friends groups and Foundation staff can find information about upcoming tours to assist with scheduling library talks and book signings as well as information about forthcoming books and resources for book groups.” In addition, ALTAFF is asking authors to contribute a personal quote about the importance of libraries. Click here to see a list of current members, books, and links to homepages.
Here are additional links to organizations that support public libraries:
Show your support, and let the world know that libraries are invaluable resources that change lives!