Audiobook publisher AudioGO hosted its annual Librarian’s Day event on September 28. AudioGO’s Amy Ciesielski told LJ that “public and school librarians from New Jersey to Massachusetts made the trek to our Rhode Island headquarters to meet Senator Jack Reed, authors James R. Benn and Janet Taylor Lisle, and narrators Susan Boyce and Meredith Mitchell.”
Senator Reed, Ciesielski said, pledged his continued support to libraries, citing their ever-increasing importance in connecting patrons to the latest technologies. Newbery winner Lisle reminisced about her favorite novels from childhood—and their effect on her writing—and read from her book, The Lost Flower Children. James Benn provided insight into the extensive research he conducts for his Billy Boyle WWII mystery series, including visiting the Vatican for the recent Death’s Door.
Other highlights included narrator Susan Boyce recording the upcoming Cat Bearing Gifts by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, and Meredith Mitchell narrating Imperfect Spirituality by Polly Campbell. Several librarians and Benn entered the recording booth themselves, each laying down a page of George Harrar’s upcoming title Reunion at Red Paint.