The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson (Review by Jennifer Holmes)

2 min read

Rating: 5 stars ⭐

The Last Chance Library is a must read for lovers of the library. How many of you still have that magical little card that allows you to check out books? I have so many friends who will get books from the library instead of hoarding books at home (admittedly me). I do love to surround myself with books but I also think there is something really cool about going to the library and browsing the shelves for books you can check out for free! I remember someone telling me it’s ok to buy books but never forget your local library, because if we don’t use it then one day they may not exist. That is the exact premises behind The Last Chance Library.

After your done reading this heartwarming story go to your local library and check out a book or two, and then hug the librarian and thank him/her for all that they do.

June Jones has a special connection to her small village library. She has fond memories of visiting the library as a young girl and her mom worked there before she passed, and now June works there as a library assistant. Every day she gets to help match books and their proper readers, see the locals come in to study for a test, look for a warm place to read, and friendships that form all because of books. When the council comes forward and threatens to close libraries the whole town must come together to try and stop them. This library not only provides June’s livelihood but it holds all the wonderful memories she has of her mom. June is so connected to the library and her town that she’s never left. Never left for college, never lived in another home, never experienced life because she couldn’t move forward without her mom. With the threat of losing her precious library June will have to decide if she can learn to let go off everything tangible and keep only what she holds nearest to her heart.

A lovely story about the importance of books and the libraries that hold a community together.

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