2016 Cultivating Gratitude: Perry Carnegie Library

Perry library outside  Wednesday I was asked to be a part of the Perry Carnegie Library’s annual fundraiser hosted by the Progress Club as a featured author (https://www.facebook.com/perry.carnegie?fref=ts).  Along with author Shelley Malicote-Stutchman we visited with the patrons of the library, librarians, and members of the community. We were told we would go down in history as the first authors to be featured in the library.  I hope we won’t be the last.  connie peggy shelley_n

The lovely library has maintained its original architecture all the while being updated and new carpet.  Perry Library   But the library may look original, it is as up to date as any in the country with e-published and audio books, not to mention access to the internet and online research.  Perry Library (2)

I grew up at a Carnegie library – though the one in Enid has been razed.  I loved walking up the stairs with my sisters in summer when school was out, and breathing deep the smell of aging paper and ink.  It was like stepping back in time. How many stories does it hold and how many minds researched or invented those stories?

I can’t wait to go back to the library in Perry, Oklahoma.  I hope to be invited back soon and we can hold a workshop for budding writers. 

Thank you for thinking of me, Perry Carnegie Library!


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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