My love affair with libraries started when I was very young. I grew up in a town with a library housed in a section of a big fancy estate that had been donated to the town. It had giant leaded glass windows, window seats, balconies, nooks and crannies and a beautiful children’s room which opened … Read more My Love Affair with Libraries
Most times you can’t see into the future. You don’t aways know which choices you make and actions you take will “pay off.” In my experience, there are a few that are absolutely sure bets, no regrets choices. And they are volunteering with friends, neighbors, and other community members to create spaces to welcome everyone … Read more Building a Park, Building Community, Building Skills for Lifelong Learning
I have a heart full of gratitude for those who have helped make 2012 such a wonderful year. Thank you. I have a son who is always reminding me to get out of my comfort zone and keep growing. I have friends and family, near and far, who support me when I take baby steps to … Read more Goodbye 2012 , Hello 2013! Here’s to an Uplifting and Uncomfortable New Year!
Recently a friend and comrade in library love, Susie Swenson, passed away. She went peacefully in the arms of her husband and son surrounded by love and family. She fought a long battle with the dreaded capital C, since her twenty-something son was only a toddler. So many rallies and such determination to live. She … Read more Remembrance
My 25th wedding anniversary is in two days. Summer solstice time. Time to reflect. I read my vows and get teary. They are so great. Sweet. Naive. We spent so many hours at the beach, sifting through beautiful, smooth stones as we discussed, chewed on, wrangled, and negotiated over what we wanted to say, … Read more What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Award Winning and Life Changing Winner of the Winters 2012 Youth Day Parade Sweepstakes Trophy -drumroll please–Winters Friends of the Library (WFOL)! Yipee!!! Making skirts, researching books with iconic images that spanned the 76 years to fit the parade theme, gathering to rehearse the hand jive and marching with our amazing once a year band … Read more Volunteer!