I’m not a librarian, but I think so highly of them. These men and women possess a passion for reading, but more . . . they understand the way reading affects how children see the world and themselves. They are encouragers. Like me, they love the printed word, the look, smell, and feel of a book, but the mission is to get books of any form into the hands of children. But no matter the delivery, it’s content that’s key to opening young minds and stimulating the love of reading.
In a couple of weeks, members of the Alaska Library Association will meet in Fairbanks for their annual conference. Look for me in the Exhibitor’s Hall, representing Graphic Arts Books in their booth. I’ll have sneak-a-peek copies of Bobbie the Wonder Dog there, as well as other samples of what’s new for Spring 2016, and a whole catalog of other excellent books. If you’re at the conference, please stop by! Speakers include young adult authors Debby Dahl Edwardson and Matt de la Pena. They’re going to be sensational. For more about the Alaska Library Association and its annual conference, click AKLA.