She manufactured library cardsand checked out books to friends,then shocked them with her midnight raidsto collect the books again.~ Sarah Stewart (regarding Elizabeth Brown)
|The Library by Sarah Stewart and illustrated by David Marshall (Square Fish 1995)|
September is Library Card Sign Up Month. This week's literary quote is from this lovely tale about Elizabeth Brown, a true book-lover (and collector)! Bookish individuals, library lovers, book collectors, and all those who love to read, will want to read this heart-warming and funny story about how one girl's love for books and reading led to the start of a town's library.
Here is a review of The Library . . .
“A story told in witty rhyme, about a bookish Elizabeth Brown, who . . . takes her greatest pleasures in life from her literary treats . . . This is a funny, heartwarming story about a quirky woman with a not-so-peculiar obsession. Cheers for Elizabeth Brown, a true patron of the arts.”—School Library Journal