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Author’s Corner: How to Craft a Killer Library Program!

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Andra Watkins is the author of Hard to Die (Word Hermit Press, November 1, 2016) and has written her first article for BookTrib discussing the importance of an author/library relationship.  Today’s libraries are more than book repositories. They have morphed into 21st century community centers. From business classes to art exhibits and movie nights to weddings, modern librarians juggle a staggering variety of programs. Many library users never even check out a book. Any library’s calendar of events reveals one tough fact: author programs are a small fraction of what’s offered. So why should authors bother with library programs? A library still serves captive groups of readers. In a world overrun with choices, library patrons rely on librarians to turn them on…

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