Posted tagged ‘Books’


March 2, 2017


One book, two books.

Old books, new books.


Some are short and funny, too.

Some are long like a size twelve shoe.


Magic happens in a book.

Turn the page and take a look.



Books can fly you to the moon

Just by riding on a spoon.


Happy, sad, or full of flair

Books can take you anywhere.

So …

Grab a book and grab a friend.

Read a book until the end.


It’s Read Across America Day!

Do you know what Dr. Seuss would say?


“The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”



Give Your House Soul

October 27, 2016

A quote credited to Plato says, “A house that has a library in it has a soul.” Give your house a soul and build a home library.

When children open a book, they open a door to new places, new ideas, and new adventures.



Be a role model and let your children see you reading. Share lap time and read to them.


With a home library, you can create an atmosphere of learning and cultivate the love of books. If buying books too expensive, visit your neighborhood library. Make a special go-to place in your home for those library books, and keep it overflowing with a variety of genres.


The Traditional Library


The Bedroom Library


The Basket Library


The Canvas Bag Library

Jump-start your child’s learning potential with books. Speech, communication, thinking skills, vocabulary, and hours of delight are all benefits to be reaped from reading books!









In the Neighborhood

February 19, 2015

It’s a beautiful Little Free Library in the neighborhood! While on a walk, I discovered this library in my neighborhood park. Families donated time and money to install the Little Free Library for everyone in the neighborhood to use. The day I stopped by, it was packed full of great books for children and adults.

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Keep those Little Free Libraries coming!

On the Lookout for Little Free Libraries

January 22, 2015

I found another Little Free Library, and look how adorable it is. It has everything you could ask for.

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It has books.

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It has a comfortable sitting area.

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In case your thirst for books gets to be too much, it has a water fountain.

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And if your dog likes to read with you, there’s a special watering hole for him, too!

Aren’t Little Free Libraries amazing?

Happy Beautiful Day!

November 20, 2014

In honor of Beautiful Day, I’m posting a few of my favorite pictures. Let the beauty shine through.



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No matter what your day may be like, try to find the beauty in your life. I hope you have a beautiful day!


And on this Beautiful Day, I want to wish a very special Happy Birthday to my fabulous daughter and husband!

Little Free Libraries

October 9, 2014

Have you noticed? Little Free Libraries are popping up everywhere. One may be just around the corner from you. Keep your eyes open for these adorable little libraries. It’s an ingenious concept. “Take a book, return a book.” Books are suddenly accessible on your way home from school, on your way to work, on a pleasant walk after dinner. Reading is important so why not add a Little Free Library to your front yard and share the wealth of reading!

Look what I found while riding around my neighborhood!


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Have you seen a Little Free Library in your neighborhood?

Hallucinating Star Wars Style

January 10, 2013

It happened on New Year’s Eve just minutes after midnight. My husband and I were at our friends’ house, celebrating the holiday together. When the clock struck twelve, we rang in the New Year and declared it time to get some sleep. Tom and I stepped into our hosts’ youngest son’s bedroom. We were swallowed up by the Star Wars galaxy.

Perhaps it was the champagne. Perhaps it was the French food we consumed, but as soon as the lights were turned out and my body hit the Star Wars sheets, Obei-Wan-You-Know-Me appeared.


“Princess Leiabrarian, don’t go to sleep,” he whispered. “I need your help. Dark Vader has cut off the electricity to the library. Yoda-Le-He-Hoo and his students can’t see the books of knowledge they need in order to become Jedi. And even if they could see the books, they can’t check them out because the computer is as dark as Dark Vader!”


“Students not able to check out books!” I cried. “That’s dastardly! Princess Leiabrarian will take care of this!”

Soon Obei-Wan-You-Know-Me and I were in a speedy starfighter on our way to the Star Wars galaxy.

Jabba the Mutt was guarding the door to the library. Slobbering and  growling, he was letting no one in or out. Dark Vader was inside. He was engulfed in darkness, making sure no books of knowledge reached the hands of Yoda-Le-He-Hoo and his would-be Jedi.

“Get me a lightsaber,” I commanded

I rapidly swung the lightsaber through the air. It produced a high pitch, which sent Jabba the Mutt into a frenzy. He ran from his post and freed the entrance to the library.

With my lightsaber, I made short work of Dark Vader. He was banished to an outer galaxy until he could see the light of his evil ways. Electricity was quickly restored, and book titles flashed from their shelves.

It was time to help Yoda-Le-He-Hoo educate his students. To my surprise, no one was looking for books of knowledge, they were clamoring for Star Wars books.

I knew exactly what they wanted. They were just like my second grade students, fighting over who would get to check out the next Star Wars book.


Some Well-Read Books


I wrote down a list of books and suggested they try the intergalactic library system.

My job was done. I returned to my Tom Solo, who was peacefully snoring under the Star Wars sheets. He had no idea I had traveled to a distant galaxy to do what a librarian must do.

Like I said, maybe it was the champagne or the French food that caused my Star Wars hallucination, but then how do you explain the text I got on my phone that night.


Check out some of the 43,800+ Star Wars  titles I found on the Intergalactic Internet.

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