We need to stop working from the assumption that people who express different opinions than ours are Super Bad Other Guys.
I am an elementary Teacher Librarian in Northern New York. I love learning, reading, exploring new places, creating and viewing art, hiking (especially in the ADK!), and life in general.
Banned Books Week kicked off yesterday. I love Banned Books Week. It is a whole week dedicated to awesome stuff like celebrating our freedom to read and highlighting our right to access diverse material of our own choosing at our school and public libraries. And, equally as awesome, […]
Wrapping up the school year at a very special place… #itsaLIBERTYthing
We honor the memory of fallen heroes on this day, including many who were much more than heroes to us–they were our friends.
A decade ago, our military was facing a dizzying op-tempo, coupled with the kind of violent warfare that my family, and many other young Army families in the regular combat arms community, had not been exposed to quite so intimately before. I have felt comfort in reading stories from other military spouses processing […]
In short, we…deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation…
Melissa Fay Greene’s Praying for Sheetrock is a well-researched, detail-oriented, unhurried read about a tumultuous time in the history of McIntosh County, Georgia.
We believe that free communication is essential to the preservation of a free society and a creative culture. -ALA’s The Freedom to Read Statement
Photo credit: The featured image on this post is Vote by Theresa Thompson, made available via a Creative Commons 2.0 license by personalincom.org/vote. I became a librarian because I am passionate about empowering people by connecting them with information they can use to positive effect in their lives and communities. With […]
The Vagabond Teen and I hit the road for a summer adventure as our Vagabond Soldier left for his own adventure afar. Here are but a few photos…and after the photos a sampling of our travel playlist. Our take away from the experience: America is amazing and wonderful and […]