Hi, I’m Kate. 

I have a passion for people, a love of books, and an aversion to quiet. I am an enthusiastic questioner of everything. I am mother to an inquisitive and rather fabulous young adult, and am married to a deep-thinking and outdoor-loving former Infantryman. Over the last few decades, our military family moved every few years, so I took job opportunities where they’ve come, learning amazing lessons and meeting interesting people along the way. I’m excited to have “settled down” in northern New York, a breathtakingly beautiful place where I have found my niche as teacher librarian at the elementary school I’ve admired since my kiddo was a student there.

I began this blog when I started library school, and have in turn nurtured and ignored it. I’ve found lately it has been a useful place to share and connect with other readers and thinkers about books, reading, genealogy, and adventures of all kinds. I’m looking forward to returning to the origins of this blog, and posting more school library content as we move into and through the coming school year. 

I hold a B.A. in English Literature and an M.S. in Library and Information Science. I’ve spent most of my life teaching–teaching English and “Library Skills” to High School students; life skills to adults; and the Hokey Pokey to preschoolers.  I’ve also heartily encourage a little singing and dancing in non-preschool environments. 

Stay curious!

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  1. I am researching my family tree and your name came up on my grandmother’s site: Louise Heidel. Can you give me any more info on her or her family? Thanks. Joanne Heck Sellers, retired librarian and military spouse


    • Hello, Joanne! I apologize for my very slow reply to your message. We are just settling in after our latest overseas move and I am finally connected to the Internet again. I’d love to connect with you about our common ancestors. Do you use Ancestry.com or did I pop up somewhere else? If you are on Ancestry, I can look for you there (or vice versa) and we can easily share information there. If you are not on Ancestry, no problem! I am a great great great granddaughter of Louise Heidel, through her daughter Anna Heck, Anna’s son Herman Frerichs, and his daughter (my grandma!) Fern. Where does Louise fit in your tree? What would you like to know about her/our family?


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