The small town of Cumberland on Vancouver Island knows how to do libraries right. Their new library is a bright, airy space that invites readers in to browse and stay a while. It’s located in a brand new building on Dunsmuir Street in the heart of Cumberland. When you stop by, you might want to cozy up to the beautiful fireplace, make yourself comfortable in one of the armchairs and lose yourself between the pages of a book.
Arlene Whetter, the Customer Services Librarian, invited me to the Cumberland library to read from The Gift Trilogy. What a surprise to arrive and see the warm reception prepared by Arlene, Adam Robinson and Tracy Dojack. Thank you for making me feel so welcome.
The area in front of the fireplace resembled an intimate coffee shop setting, which is perfect for a reading. Donuts, brownies and a fresh pot of coffee awaited guests, some who’d planned to be there and others who just happened by.
No matter the size of the audience, it’s always a pleasure for me to read from the Gift books and reading at Cumberland’s beautiful, new library was no exception. It’s fun to hear the comments and field the questions that arise. As an author, you learn a lot from those questions, so thank you for that and thanks to those of you who stopped to listen. I hope you enjoyed the reading as much as I did.
The Gift Trilogy books, Awakening, Revelation and Redemption are available to borrow from any branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Enjoy the read, visit my website and stay in touch. Feedback is always welcome.