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Tuesday, 26 September 2023 13:03

H.G. Wells, “Father of Science Fiction”

By, Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Librarian

Herbert George Wells (b. Sept 21, 1866), an English author from the early 1900s, became a ‘Reading Trap’ celebrity at the book club’s September meeting.   Wells’ novella masterpieces; War of the World, Invisible Man, Tono-Bungay, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The Time Machine are recognized as ‘must-reads’ and have also gained popularity over the years in film and radio broadcasts.  It was during a performance reading of War of the Worlds, that the radio drama induced mass hysteria by listeners who feared a real Martian invasion. 

by: Suzanne Moore, Wilkes County Librarian

Elizabeth Lee, Wilkes County Children’s Librarian, is a champion for the library’s youngest users and an inspiration to their parents.    She has been at the helm of the youth services department for 13 years and has quite a following. 

  Suzanne Moore, County Librarian

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Wilkes County Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month takes place each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.