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The Librarian by Allie Morgan

The Librarian: The Library Saved Her. Now She Wants To Save The Library

Allie Morgan

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Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication date: 4 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781529107425

The library saved her. Now she wants to save the library. The library is a sanctuary for some, a place for warmth for others and, on many occassions, an internet cafe. So this is my eye-opening account of the strange and wonderful library that saved me and why I'm on a mission to save yours.

4 stars out of 5
24 Feb 2021

" a warm-hearted and eye-opening memoir"

It is no overstatement to say that a new job at a library saved Allie Morgan, whose experiences of depression and trauma had left her disillusioned with life. From behind her new desk, she learned how the library saved its regulars, too: the residents of the local tenement flats who relied on the building’s warmth when their heating was cut off; those who used the computers to apply for jobs; and the elderly readers who found great solace in volume after volume of crime fiction. This is a warm-hearted and eye-opening memoir, which also serves as a passionate argument against cuts to public services.