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IMPORTANT NEWS
  • Learn more about A Bluegrass Evening on March 9, 2013 at DeKalb Library Foundation


  • Karin's essay in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sept. 10, 2010. This is part of how the SaveTheLibraries project got started.


  • Karin's article for International Thriller Writers ezine The Big Thrill:
    As a lasting legacy, there is nothing more important we can do than to make sure everyone has free and open access to reading. Whether it's celebrating banned book week or risking jail time in support of reader privacy, librarians have always stood up for the rights of writers. It&'s time that we stood up for them.
  • Author Scott Turow says:
    Widespread public access to knowledge, like public education, is one of the pillars of our democracy, a guarantee that we can maintain a well-informed citizenry.

    But libraries seem to be losing out in the funding battles, due, in part, to the mistaken belief that they are somehow anachronistic in an age when so many Americans have instant computer access to information through the Internet. This is, frankly, a let-them-eat-cake-attitude that threatens to destroy a network of public assets that remains critical in our country.
  • New libraries collect dust, waiting for funding -- this is part of the DeKalb County Public Library system. Buildings, books in place -- but the library can't open! from CrossRoadsNews.com


  • I love what blogger Estella has to say about libraries:
    They've helped me as a researcher, a frustrated computer user, a harried mother, a baffled citizen…whatever my problem, they can find a resource to help solve it. At this point, with so many other cuts to government and education services, libraries and librarians have been handling the spillover problems (most recently, they helped everybody, especially senior citizens, figure out how to access tax forms online) -- I worry that the cuts to libraries will leave us all without a safety net, without human help in navigating the bureaucracy, and without computer access for a significant percentage of our citizens. I don't think we have any idea how much of a load libraries have been carrying, and I worry that we're going to find out the hard way. (read more at Estella's Revenge)

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UPDATES
3.9.12
Join us for A Bluegrass Evening on March 9, 2013 at the DeKalb Library Foundation. More information.
8.25.11
Download an original Karin Slaughter short story, all proceeds benefit SaveTheLibraries. Learn more here.
5.12.11
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3.12.11
First SaveTheLibraries event held, to benefit the DeKalb County Public Library in Georgia. More than $50,000 was cleared by the event, thanks to the generosity of supporters.
3.7.11
Access Atlanta coverage
Daily Finance article
3.1.11
International Thriller Writers Big Thrill issue features SaveTheLibraries. Read it here!
2.15.11
Author Scott Turow weighs in on the need to support libraries.
2.14.11
Alive story -- Budget Woes Keep Brand New DeKalb Library Closed
2.8.11
Atlanta INtown news coverage
2.4.11
Mystery Series Examiner article by Carol Thomas.
2.2.11
Press release available as a Word Document or as a PDF.
1.30.11
Facebook page activated. Join SaveTheLibraries on Facebook here.
1.27.11
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When the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards, their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble, the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when he sees us coming with our books under our arms, "Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading."
~Virginia Woolf

 

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