The Importance of School Libraries

"... dozens of library impact studies since the mid-1990s have shown that effective school libraries increase student achievement in a variety of ways, such as in reading and on standardized tests ..." ~ Advocacy and the 21st Century Librarian: Challenges and Best Practices, American Library Association (ALA) Before moving to a small city in Eastern... Continue Reading →

Open Heart, Open Mind

"After all these years, I was still the kid in the closet, too frightened to cry over something I couldn't control ... In that moment, I understood that, to rescue the part of me still locked in that closet, I would have to admit my vulnerability. I would have to let my beautiful tears flow."... Continue Reading →

The D*A*V*I*D Principle

"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading." William Styron "Books are a uniquely portable magic." Stephen King Late last year, I was asked to be the Interim Facilitator for my book club. I love my book club, so I immediately said... Continue Reading →

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