Our Blogging Team
Dawn S, Editor
Dawn is a librarian, mother, and crafter who loves stories and art, so it’s only natural that she loves kid’s books the best (with cookbooks a close second). Her favorite story is Duck on a Bike by David Shannon and her favorite illustrator is Lisbeth Zwerger.
Mary V, Editor
Mary enjoys reading books in both paper & digital format, loves carbo-loading before runs, and collects pin-back buttons. She is also passionate about both the idea and the actuality of public libraries, and all the resources and activities they offer to all types of customers. One of her favorite books — because there is ALWAYS more than one way to look at something — is Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld.
Erica A, Contributor
Erica has a very serious pony-tail. She also is a genuine lover of high fives! When she’s not at the library, working as a Children’s Librarian, she’s running, writing poetry or hanging out in downtown Fort Wayne.
Benita B, Contributor
Benita loves history, trivia, and movie lines. She prefers to read fiction, but will read the occasional biography or books on personal finances. Her favorite book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
Dianna Burt, Contributor
Dianna loves painting, she’s been working in watercolors with mixed media techniques. She believes there is no other job as good as being a Children’s Librarian. Of course she loves to read, but also enjoys old Rock and Roll music, Jazz, and several other mixed bands like Brave Combo. Her favorite kind of book is a picture book, she looks for interesting qualities that show action and movement, texture and color in new ways and new combinations. She has a picture book blog at Picture Book Palooza.
Carol C, Contributor
Carol waited until she was forty to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her big epiphany was that it had to be something to do with books. (duh) Carol reads several different genres of fiction and the occasional biography or history book. You can find her plying the library trade all over the county.
Heather G, Contributor
Heather (Miss Heather to most) has many, many children–but none that live at her house. She is a little crafty, somewhat musical, and loves to cook and eat! She likes to read cookbooks, memoirs (a kind of autobiography) and novels. Her favorite book from childhood is Whose Mouse Are You?
Marra H, Contributor
For years, Marra would visit libraries, browse the shelves, and ponder what she wanted to be when she grew up. And the library was exactly where she was supposed to be. While she won’t confess to a “favorite” book, she freely admits a deep obsession with audiobooks and proudly owns 2 old-school boomboxes.
Kris L, Contributor
Books … Kris loves them … she loves to read them, share them, talk about them! Her favorite book is The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.
Karen N, Contributor
Karen has always spent time in libraries, she just didn’t know she would grow-up and (eventually) find her way to working in one. She’s picked up a smattering of useful phrases and words in languages beyond spoken English because they’re fun to know, and sometimes very useful in helping people find what they need at the library. She reads information books because they’re interesting, science fiction because it pulls your brain to other places, historic fiction because she would really like to go back in time and the daily newspaper because it’s format is old-school and it really is a good way to know what is happening in the world.
Sara P, Contributor
Sara is a librarian, technology lover, and parent who loves to read fiction. Her favorite book is Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.
Miriam R, Contributor
Miriam is a former preschool and elementary teacher, university curriculum center coordinator as well as current children’s librarian, mom, and grandma who is always a lover of children’s literature and reading. Almost every day she has a new “favorite” children’s book.
Becky W, Contributor
Becky interviewed presidents as a journalist but she left that world to become a librarian — a job that she enjoys ALMOST as much as she enjoys being a grandma. Her favorite book is the Bible.