THIS is How You Celebrate a Library Birthday
Youth librarian Lucas Maxwell at the Tantallon Public Library in Nova Scotia, Canada came up with a good idea to celebrate the 10th birthday of his branch. I’ll let him tell it:
To celebrate our 10th birthday this month I wrote to a bunch of
authors, asking them to write a letter back, addressed to the youth of
this area outlining the benefits of reading and libraries in general.
How was the response? Outstanding. Take a look for yourself (Click the image below to view them all).
*Side Note* The excellent work of Lucas Maxwell reminded me of a project by Marguerite Hart, the first childrenâ€™s librarian at the Troy Library in Michigan. Click here to read more about the Letters to the Children of Troy she collected in 1971.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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