Confessions of a Bookworm: I FINALLY Got a Library Card

Posted by on October 19, 2017.

I’m going to share something with you that is totally embarrassing (promise not to tell anyone, ok?): It has been years since I have actually held a library card. Three and a half years, to be more specific. This seems especially mortifying to me, for several reasons:

  1. I love to read, and I do it A LOT. 

June 6 Friday Links Library

Posted by on June 6, 2014.

June is here! We’re celebrating lots of grant program finales and are gearing up for summer… Summer Readers in particular. Let’s take a breather to catch up on some literacy news.

 

  • Just in time for Father’s Day next weekend, here’s the #DadsRead campaign. 

Middle Ground: What the DCF Ceremony is All About

Posted by on June 3, 2014.

Author Linda Urban at DCF Ceremony

Last Tuesday, about five hundred young readers filled the seats of Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College for the 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Ceremony. You could feel the excitement in the air as soon as the students walked through the doors.

April 18 Friday Links Library

Posted by on April 18, 2014.

It’s National Library Week! This week celebrates our public and school libraries as trusted, relevant, and committed community resources and raises awareness of challenges libraries face. CLiF is honored to partner with many rural libraries that bring incredible value to their communities–often on shoestring budgets.

Middle Ground: How the DCF List Process Works (and why I had 10 boxes of books in my living room)

Posted by on March 12, 2014.

DCF committee selects 30 books for 2014

Up until Saturday morning, I had about 10 boxes of books sitting in my living room and dozens of middle grade and young adult books scattered throughout my house. I had a pile of books to read when I was upstairs, a pile of books to read when I was downstairs, a pile of books on my nightstand.

Life, Kids, and Books: Stick Figure Visits the Library

Posted by on January 8, 2014.

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Finding “The Next Great Book” – Part 2

Posted by on September 10, 2013.

 

This is part 2 of a 2-part blog post. For part 1, click here.

 

Trust me. As the Children’s Book Buyer at Bear Pond Books I’m right there with kids in the search for the “next great book.”

Lucky for me, poring over publisher sales catalogs and getting advanced reader’s copies of books in the mail whets my appetite­—a wonderful perk to my wonderful job.