I’m not a librarian. At least on paper. But in my heart I am. I have a passion for children's literature and a desire to inspire and share that with others.
My education background is as an Early Childhood Educator. I worked for a number of years in a childcare centre providing care and programming for children from preschool age to 12 before working in the library field. At the library, I've had the unique opportunity to combine my knowledge of child development with my passion for books. The goal in my programs is to provide activities which are literacy based and fun.
I adore the reader's advisory portion of my role. There have been many times (too many to count) where I've had parents approach me at a loss for what to give their child to read. What will inspire them to keep reading? I believe there is a perfect book for each child. One that hooks them, grabs their attention and helps them to realize that reading can be enjoyable, that it doesn't need to be just homework or another chore. For me it was "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great" by Judy Blume. For my nine year old it was "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney. I don't like to recommend books I haven't read myself.
My goal is for Lost in the Library to become and interactive place, and resource for those looking for reviews and insight into the world of books; and a place for me to share my thoughts and feelings about the my world.
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