Book Love Fall into a book Open book Sunflower Days Summer’s here and the reading is good. March Madness 2016 Track your reading Books About Bullying Digital or Print? Just read! Falling Remember this day. Every season is an opportunity. Reach for your dreams! Open yourself up to learning. Be curious.

Book Fair Biz +link to online fair

The online book fair link. My first job was as a bookseller in a small independent bookstore in Gresham, Oregon called Dickinson Booksellers. I was hired right around Christmas and […]


Falling Into New Books

“We read to know we're not alone.”  ― William Nicholson, Shadowland It's a good thing I'm a librarian, otherwise spending $119 at the bookstore as I did yesterday would be outrageous. I […]


Five Years of Madness

Where does the time go? It has been five years since the first March Madness bracket I created. I remember thinking two things at the same time… I should wait […]


Reading Resolutions

I made a resolution to read 55 books last year and I beat that! I read 61 books. It was a great year for reading! Follow me on Goodreads if […]


Keep Reading —all summer long!

Summer learning loss is a real thing. Use reading to keep your brain active and engaged.


Loving Lois… Lowry!

Lowry. Lois Lowry. The Giver was written in 1993 and 1992 was my first year at a teacher-librarian. This is important because Son (the 4th book in the series she […]

The 64 teams.

Book Madness in March!

March is fast becoming one of my favorite months of the school year because of Book March Madness. This year I went completely mad and built a book bracket of […]



Read Across America a.k.a. Dr. Seuss's birthday is a week from Wednesday. It always sneaks up on me. This year, however, I'm ready! I can't wait because I'm going to […]

The stacks

Welcome Back!

Another year is here. I love the start of a new school year. This year I decided it was time to refresh many areas of the library. I took down […]


Let the Games Begin!

It's that time of the year again and my excitement teeters on the edge of screaming (in a good way) every day. In the third year of Book March Madness I […]