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 each of my programs is to provide activities which are literacy based and fun.
My hope, is to help children and their families develop a love of reading.
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.
I read mostly children's and young adult fiction so that I can help teachers, parents and kids make an informed choice when they're looking for a great read.
I'm fortunate that I have fabulous people who are willing to review and guest post on my blog.
Donna and I met when I worked at the library near the high school where she taught. She was kind enough to let me join the high school book club she began and we partnered running the meetings. I instantly felt a connection with her as she loves YA as much as I do and is such a wonderfully, kind and genuine person. She is also tons of fun to be with and we have the same sense of humour. I'm so happy that even though we no longer "work" together, she's become a very dear friend.
Andrew is my son. I love getting his perspective on middle grade books.
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.
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