Portland is fortunate to have its community love its libraries and to have a number of superb authors living within its environs. Repeated library levies are necessary to keep our county libraries open and functioning. When the Friends of the Library wanted to express their support for the campaign to pass the upcoming library levy, Measure 26-125, they organized an evening of local authors expressing their love for their library.
On March 13, Jean Auel, Molly Gloss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip Margolin, and Kim Stafford all shared their love of libraries and why they are so necessary for our community. This evening of enthusiastic support for libraries brought the community, the authors, and the Friends of the Library along with our partner library support organizations, together to urge the passage of Measure 26 -125.
Thanks to Trish Bowcock, our video recorder extraordinaire, here are excerpts from that evening. We invite you to use the following links to listen to these authors talk about why they love their libraries and why public libraries are so necessary for our county.