Many, many thanks to the Poultney (VT) Public Library for honoring The Disappeared with first place in their literary contest’s prose category. On the surface, Jose’s life couldn’t be more different (urban, Hispanic, etc.), so it’s wonderful to know that they were touched by the story.
The library offers free 24/7 wifi access to the town, laptops and computers, printer access, book clubs and a thoughtfully curated collection of books, magazines and DVDs. It’s a wonderful, warm, helpful place with marvelous staff who are incredibly creative in their community engagement (the “Peeps Throughout History” diorama contest, the huge dog kennel lined with a matress for reading “Clifford the Big Red Dog” books, etc.). Do you sense enthusiasm here?
There are many good causes; supporting libraries is a great one–especially for writers! If you have even $10 to spare, please consider making a donation—and/or letting other people know.