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Peggy Sharp

School is out!  Many of you will be spending your summer resting and making plans for next year - new books, new ideas, new programs.  

That is just what I am doing, as well.  School is out for me, as I have completed my final “What’s New in Children’s Literature” presentation.  It has been a joy and a privilege for me to share so many books and so many ideas for so many years with so many enthusiastic librarians, teachers, and parents.  What a reward to know that what I share is used by you with so many young readers.  I have truly been fortunate in being able to do what I have loved for so many years - reading and sharing books and ideas, and motivating others to read and share, as well.

Now, I am making plans for my next adventure.  I will be working in the outdoors, developing and sharing ideas with kids relating to the unique desert environment and its preservation  - “Trail Titles” is definitely a part of that program.   I am developing programs to bring authors to readers in areas where kids do not have that opportunity.  I am working with the public library to become a liaison with the local school district to increase the value of that partnership.  I am also going to be doing some webinars about my favorite new books, and writing some curriculum guides - watch for them.  So, of course, I am reading.  My life is quite full, and I am very enthusiastic about the many new directions it is taking.

Thank you to everyone for all your support over the years.  You have enriched my life in many ways;  I only hope that I have been able to return the favor in some small measure.  I wish you all many, many good books and great opportunities for sharing them with young readers.

  

Idea of the Month

May 2014

Challenge readers to write a story summary, a sentence, a teaser using the titles of books in the library.  They stack the books so that when the titles are read from top to bottom they make a... continue

"This workshop should be mandated by school districts for all elementary librarians.As long as I am a librarian I will attend Peggy Sharp's workshops each and every year! Thank you for a wonderful day."

- Julie Morgan, Librarian