Happy National Library Week! And Happy School Library Month!
Libraries have always held a special place in my heart. Growing up, my school did not have a library of its own. My library was the Tolleston Public Library in Gary, Indiana. I remember getting my first library card there and picking out my first books. They were fairy tales and non-fiction picture books.
When I had children, they borrowed books from their school library as well as the public library. I read to them when they were little, and later they read to me. After a while, I began borrowing books about writing for children and started writing my own stories for them. For a couple of years, besides working as a nurse part time, I worked in the children's section of our local library in Crown Point. It was such fun helping kids find books about things that they liked and were interested in!
As a children's author I am grateful to so many librarians in schools and at public libraries! Through them I've been able to share my books and stories about writing and reading. I love talking with kids (and adults, too!) and answering their questions. Thank you, Librarians, for all that you do to celebrate children's books, and children's authors!
"Connect with your Library" this month! And please check out my picture books at your local library. A HIPPY-HOPPY TOAD and NAME THAT DOG are also good reads for April which is National Poetry Month!