A little this 'n that . . .
I've been in the Erie School District since 1993 -- all those years in the libraries!
With the recent closings and reconfigurations, my school libraries are Harding, Connell, Diehl, Edison, Pfeiffer-Burleigh, Erie High & Collegiate Academy. I love travelling to the schools and meeting all of the students! I am a voracious reader and you can see some of my favorite books below!
My degree is in Library Science Education K-12. I am a member of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Accociation and am past President of the ShareNW Library Consortium. Additionally, I have been known to promote books on CATV in Erie on the Different Show!
I am very active in my neighborhood and community. I am a past board member of the Martin Luther King, Jr./NATO Center, past President of the West Bayfront Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out Committee Chairman for the lower west-side. My involvement in the schools and libraries has become my main priority during the school year and in the summer months as well!
You can find me all summer long in the garden or at a downtown festival!
See you on the Bayfront!
What I'm Reading!
Hannah Senesh: Her Life & Diary
Hannah Senesh is one of Israel's greatest national heroines. A young girl whose family had left Budapest, Hungary for Palestine before the Second World War, she joined an elite group of parachutists formed by the British soon after the war began and went behind enemy lines. She was a beautiful writer and poet, her poems are memorized and recited by Israeli school children. Her story is one of unfathomable bravery, resilience, and intelligence.
Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father put her on a train, sending her off to live with a friend while he works on the railroad. Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. The summertime adventures of a young girl searching for the mark her father left on a small town in Depression Era Kansas as a young man ask the questions to not just his past but those of the townspeople in Manifest. This Newberry Award-winning novel straddles the years between WWI and America on the brink of the Second World War. Her friendships and adventures put this at the top of my recommendations list!