This past month has been full of reading and writing goodness. Here are just a few highlights. Feeling very grateful for the fullness of my book-encircling life!
Little Free Library
My new Little Free Library is up! I was sad to leave our LFL behind at our house when we moved, and it took a while to get permission to put one up in our townhome community. But it’s here! It’s not decorated yet–I’d like to add a few small colorful bits to it. But the important thing is that it’s up, and books are flying off the shelves. Lots of young readers around, and the (lower) children’s/teen shelf has lots of turnover.
Minnesota State Fair Read + Ride Day
On August 30, If You Were the Moon was the featured book for a Read + Walk adventure. MELSA, the Twin Cities Metro Library co-op, chose Moon and put together several activities related to the book for kids to do (in addition to many other literacy activities in their tent). Here are a few pics.
Minnesota Children’s Book Festival
Amy Baum of Mackin and the Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing, MN, put on a wonderful annual festival celebrating children’s books. This year, I got to be a speaker, visit with many talented writer and artist friends, hold an alligator(!), and generally have a great day. You can see 14 more photos here. So many awesome book creators, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and other people involved in the kidlit world to meet and chat with. Plus readers!
Lots of scary things happening around the world lately, and celebrating reading is always a way to inject joy into life!