Jul 4 • 1HR 2M

008 A Conversation with Charlesa and Val about Public Libraries

Civic involvement, small town libraries and their Amish Romance novels, how to get involved with your local library, & the last episode with Ambre's most miserable mic...

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Ambre is the caretaker of the Reshelving Alexandria Community on Facebook. Amanda is Ambre’s real life friend and together we are lead reviewers and curators of the RA Literary Database.  We love discussing books and life together. We love to share stories in all their forms because stories have the power to form and change hearts and minds.
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Episode Content Consideration:

Ambre uses the word “sex” in this sentence: “I don’t know of… any YA books that have kids that are 17 and up that don't have sex.” (29:30-30:10)


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In this episode Ambre had quickly relocated to the furthest corner of the house to be as far from the unexpected chainsawing outside her house as possible. Her mic didn’t handle the change, or the echochamber of the room, gracefully. Everyone else sounds great but she sounds like she’s in a tin can. On the (understandable) chance you opt out of sitting through her parts, she and Charlesa put together a quick and dirty transcript as an alternative to be read through.

We feel what Val and Charlesa had to share really challenged our thinking in some areas and gave us a great window into the inner workings of small town libraries and transforming a private library into a public library. We really don’t want you to miss this conversation in one form or another!

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Stories from the Ashes Catalogue

Books reviewed and mentioned in this episode:

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Program Charlesa recommended: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


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