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Library Stories

Even in a country with shrinking resources for public facilities, libraries are the backbone of communities around America. For children with hungry imaginations, retirees with newfound time on their hands, and neighborhoods in need of meeting space, the local library is an invaluable, irreplaceable resource. It’s not just about books — though of course books are a big part of the magic. It’s about belonging, curiosity, life. ‘The Library Book’ author Susan Orlean invites you to share your own stories of libraries that changed your lives.

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Susan Orlean Guest Editor

I’m a world-class typist. My typing has appeared in The New Yorker since 1992, and in 8 books, including THE LIBRARY BOOK; RIN TIN TIN; and THE ORCHID THIEF.