Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of the LibraryReads Hall of Fame pick A Spark of Light, shares her fondest library (hint: she worked in a library!) and more for National Library Week!

What was the first book you can remember checking out of the library?
I am sure I checked out hundreds of books as a little kid, because I got my card when I was four and could read and sign my name! But the series I remember being obsessed with in elementary school was the All-of-Kind family.

What do you think the most important service of a library is?
Not everyone can afford to buy books. Luckily, libraries allow EVERYONE to read widely and voraciously…and for free.

If you could describe the library in 2 words, what would they be?
Eye opening.

What is your fondest library memory?
My first job was at a library! I was a page and shelves books and also was responsible for making up the promotional displays in the children’s room. I loved every minute!

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National Library Week 2019: Jodi Picoult

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