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YAY Libraries! (& Winners of our ALA ARC Giveaway!)

Wow, this giveaway was awesome! I mean, all giveaways are awesome, but we ADORED the nealy 200 comments we received about why you guys love libraries. They were so diverse, so thoughtful and heartfelt. Just a few of our favorites:
"If books are galaxies of information, then libraries are entire universes."

"I read over 200 books last year, and 90% of them came from the library. I can't even begin to figure out what it would have cost me if I purchased them all. Plus, we librarians get paid (!) to keep up on the latest and greatest, so we can provide you with the best readers' advisory possible.
"LIBRARIES ARE AWESOME because they give a town and city a sense of community!"
"They make access to information universal, not only for an elite class."

"I was just thinking this morning that I'd love to live in the library. Can't I just rent a room? Could you imagine, at night when you can't sleep, wandering around with a cup of hot chocolate and picking any one book out to flip through it?"

"Libraries are awesome because they're filled with portals to other worlds. All you have to do to be transported anywhere you'd like -- real or fictional, ordinary or magical -- is step through a library door! "

"Libraries provided me with the means to escape an otherwise abusive childhood. Without books and dreams I might not of known there was a whole different world out there, than the one I knew."
YAY LIBRARIES!! Read more comments here. I could go on forever with these, but I'm sure you guys are ready for me to announce the winners! As selected by by random number generator..

winner of
Where She Went
by Gayle Forman
by Pam Bachorz
Kate (katherine.elliot.scott)

winner of
by Claudia Gray
My Life, The Theater, and Other Tragedies
by Allen Zadoff
Jessy (findjesseyhere)

winner of
Across the Universe
by Beth Revis
by Christopher Grant
Lynsey (lynseynewton)

winner of
by Katie Kacvinsky
The Time-Traveling Fashionista
by Bianca Turetsky
isFiona (feeyonachan)

winner of
The Princess of Las Pulgas (signed!)
by C. Lee McKenzie
by Rebecca Lim
isFaye (Faybaysbooks)

Thank you so much for participating! You guys are fantastic.
Kirsten Hubbard

Kirsten is the author of Like Mandarin, Wanderlove, and the middle grade novel Watch the Sky.

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  1. Congrats to all of the winners!

    Thank you for sharing your favorite comments...those are great, and make me want to take a trip to my local library!

  2. Congrats to the winners! I enjoyed reading all the comments :):)

  3. Oh, shucks! My comment was chosen above but the generator didn't pick me. ;(

    Congrats to everyone! Libraries really are awesome!


  4. thank you so much!! I can't wait to receive and read the books, Thank you!! :)

  5. Great comments...Congrats to all the winners!

  6. Congrats to all the winners! I'm glad that my comment was one of the favourites. <3

  7. I'm going to say that I love my library and get most of my books there. I'm a member of 3 local libraries (and in a knitting club at one of them). One of my favorite places to be!

  8. Congrats to the winners!!! The comments were all so amazing!


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