Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Today I had an opportunity
I was invited to speak to the elementary principals at their meeting today, on the subject of Strong Libraries = Strong Schools. I was SO excited about this opportunity, y'all. I just wanted to do it justice.
I am passionate about libraries and librarians. I had a captive audience. BUT...my goal was to make a positive difference, not just not bore them.
I had a PowerPoint--a short one--about 10 slides. Mostly quotes on pictures. A few with a few sentences. None text heavy.
I had a library swag bag for each of the principals that I handed out at the very end of my short presentation.
Each bag contained:
A bottled water: because libraries with certified librarians are VITAL, not an "extra"
A LARGE chocolate bar: because reading for pleasure is so very sweet and we make that happen. We create a love of reading, a culture of literacy in our schools.
A hand sanitizer: because we reach EVERY person in our schools
A bookmark: because I want to know what THEY are reading. Are they reading to their students? Are they reading for pleasure? The bookmarks are ones I made especially for this event. They said Strong Libraries = Strong Schools
Nacogdoches ISD (heart) School Libraries
I am really happy with how the meeting went. I sincerely hope that I will be invited back because I certainly have more to say on this subject!
I am feeling SO good about today y'all!