….and it is two days late! Much has been made of the disaster of 2016, with its notable take down of artists and musicians and cultural points of light and hope. I kept thinking of Madeleine L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time when the kids are with the Happy Medium and she is forced by one of … More The Last Thank You of 2016 — Library Project
(forgive me in advance for butchering this form) Library Project Ghazal We need to tell you we’ve had a complaint about the library. An anonymous caller says you’ve got feminism in your books. Kids read books with feminism in them will ruin the morals of the valley. Girls thinking too much of themselves because … More Library Project Ghazal
Remember how the library used to look? I thought I’d make the feature image the original photo I took. It so does not look like this now. The sports trophies from 30 years ago are going some place else. There are new shelves salvaged from a closed school in the county. In one month, students … More Just. One. Book. GRAND OPENING/OPEN HOUSE
So SCHOOL STARTED. And of course we aren’t quite done with what we set out to do–bureaucracy and the craziness of school starting impeded some progress. Not to mention having to butt heads with less than enthusiastic maintenance dudes and non-visionaries. BUT THIS IS NOT A GRIPE! This is a celebration. I quietly shelve and … More Just. One. Book. Live with Students!
So it’s probably a good time for an update. I’m in Southern California visiting my 95 year old grandmother, going to appointments with her etc., but my mind is never far from our project. Our Amazon Wish List is now empty. Wow. You all just completely blew my mind this summer. I have volunteers sorting … More Just. One. Book. Class Set Needed
I worked for 10 hours today in the library and I can no longer feel my legs. It feels like it will be worth it. Kids were coming in to get their schedules today at Indian Valley Academy. I’ve never seen so many heads pop into the library before. Come in! Come in! This is … More Just. One. Book. The Night Before a Train
First of all for the library project followers. Things are looking up! School starts in two weeks and while we aren’t where I’d like to be yet we will be open in some semblance while we let the district comes to terms with itself. We are forging ahead. MEANWHILE BACK ON PLANET CREATIVITY…. I’m kind … More AudioBook coming soon…