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Why Neil Gaiman loves libraries

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Award-winning author Neil Gaiman says libraries are more vital than ever. To press his point he's serving as honorary chair for National Library Week.
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This is National Library Week, and one of the people out talking about the importance of libraries is Neil Gaiman. 

He's the award-winning author of "Coraline", "The Graveyard Book", several film scripts, and the Sandman comic book. 

Gaiman, who lives just outside the Twin Cities metro, is serving as honorary chair for the event. 

He told Euan Kerr he knows through personal experience libraries are more vital now than ever.