I grew up in the country and didn’t have many kids to play with in our area. My sisters were 8 and 12 years older than I was, so they really didn’t want to play much. My oldest sister started college the same time that I started kindergarten.
My favorite thing to do was read, and I absolutely loved Summer Reading Club. One year the program included a chart with the presidents on it. I can still remember wondering what color president I would have for my chart. There were about five colors and we didn’t get to choose a color. The following year the theme was states, and again I couldn’t wait to fill in my chart.
I went to the library every Saturday, and once in a while during the week as well. I can remember the end of the SRC parties to this day. I can even remember what the library smelled like. I read every Nancy Drew book even though the librarian didn’t consider them quality literature. When I ran out of those books, I read biographies and I believe that started my love of American history. I majored in American studies at college and still love biographies.
Summer Reading Club is a passion of mine; I want to connect children with the many joys I experienced each summer at the library. I love SRC and have participated in over 30 of them!
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Posted by: Katie