Preaching to the Choir: Singing the Praises of Books and Reading by Teri S. Lesesne

Nerdy Book Club

I know a posting here at Nerdy Book Club is truly preaching to the choir, and I did hesitate to write this post.  But a couple of weeks ago, I did a little preaching to the Arkansas Association of School Librarians about the power of books and reading.  After I finished the keynote, a librarian came up to me with tears in her eyes.  She thanked me for the “sermon” saying she really needed to hear the message as she returns to the library this school year.  She had been feeling a bit depressed about some of the changes wrought by new curriculum and was beginning to feel she could not make a difference.  My “sermon” had reminded her of the important work she has done and needs to continue to do.  Needless to say, we were both teary by the end of this encounter.   When Donalyn asked me to…

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