And here is where I explain what I hope to do – a brief map, if you will. My goal: to bring attention to the beauty of words, the importance of reading (and not just learning to read), and the impact that libraries and librarians have had on various people, from all walks of life. I’ll start with myself!
I’ve never been athletic – I was born with a heart condition, so keeping up with other kids wasn’t always possible. Reading was, and still is, a way to escape. I love to read and learn about places I’ll probably never see, or times that we can now only imagine. And I love that magic moment that happens when I stumble upon a beautiful phrase, paragraph, or scene that grabs me and buries itself in my brain like a seed, merging with all the other seeds that have been planted there over time.
And so, without further ado…!