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Friday, April 15, 2011

Book News: School Library Month & National Library Week

In honor of School Library Month and National Library Week, Open Road Integrated Media, ebook publisher of seven of Hamilton’s classic titles, has developed features about her distinctive library memories that will engage and inspire readers:

VIDEO: A Library’s Shaping of Virginia Hamilton
This brand new video in honor of National Library Week features Hamilton’s husband, poet Arnold Adoff, in their Yellow Springs Community Library reflecting on the tremendous impact the public library had on Virginia as a child, which ultimately lead to her powerful brand of storytelling that helped define the lives of generations of African Americans. You can find this video, as well as more information on Hamilton and her ebooks, at

ARTICLE: “Sentinels in Long Still Rows” 
Originally published in the American Libraries 1999 June/July issue, Hamilton recalls getting her inspiration from a children’s librarian bearing books of many sizes and hues. A library stack rover at an early age, she eagerly anticipated the arrival of her town’s “Story Lady” at her school, and acknowledges the importance of libraries in contributing to the process of “never letting us forget who we are, for their worth stands by the knowledge they keep and save for us.” The article can be pulled from a post on the Open Road Media blog at: The Open Road blog is featuring special content each day throughout National Library Week.

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