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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 →

Lisa’s Book List #5: Books that Celebrate the Spirit of Giving

“There he searched out the poor and down-hearted, never happier than when he was giving something away.” — Jeff Brumbeau, The Quiltmaker’s Gift (A version of this article first appeared in Kingston Neighbours magazine, December, 2020.) December means celebration! Many religions and cultures have holidays this month: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa. And while traditions differ, these… Continue Reading →

Lisa’s Book List #3: YA novels about Mental Health

“Stop hiding in the darkness,step out into the light.The sky is filled with all these stars,so come and kiss the night. Infinity is waiting,calling you by name.The world is yours for the taking,so take it just the same.“ ~ Kyler’s song lyrics, in L.D. Crichton’s novel, All Our Broken Pieces These latest YA novels cover… Continue Reading →

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