October is Canadian Libraries Month! What better way to celebrate than to read… a book about the beginnings of our Peace Country libraries.
That book is Book Guy: A Librarian in the Peace. The author is Howard Overend, the Book Guy himself. He was the man who introduced mobile library service to the Spirit River area, the B.C. Peace and areas farther north, delivering books to people starved of written material. 60 years ago the travelling life was hard, but here was a hardy librarian ready to overcome mud and mire, snow and swamp. He brought education, enjoyment and amazement to isolated pioneers. Then he put his own education, enjoyment and amazement into a book. What a perfect closing chapter for The Librarian in the Peace.
Enjoy Canadian Library Month, Spirit River!
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