It was great to see so many kids and their parents show up! Heidi Schutt is doing a great job down there of getting kids to the library. The mass of kids reminded me of my own summer days in the mid-1980s hanging out at the Waseca library. One of the best things my mom could have ever done for me was take me to the library at least once a week during the summer.
I had an audience of about 15 kids down front, with a half-dozen more scattered in the seats. Another dozen or so adults were in the audience as well. Pretty good showing for a town of only 1,300!
Three of my favorite things from the day:
- Can You Survive Antarctica is a “you choose” book in which readers get to make decisions and choose their paths. I appreciated the little girl who wanted to take the riskiest choice each time! She might become a little daredevil.
- The 11-year-old who wanted to know more about publishing books. He’s writing a book on Gettysburg. If only I had been so ambitious when I was young!
- The media coverage. Two reporters showed up with their cameras! One of which was a former student of mine at Bethany Lutheran College—I had kindly reminded her that I was going to be there, lol!
My friend, Diane, went with me and brought her three little boys. Diane has always been one who is up for anything!