Indy Writes Books Celebrates Literacy

Anthologies are great books for several reasons:

  • quick reads on your lunch break
  • exposure to a variety authors
  • curated for best selection

That’s why Indy Writes Books is a great anthology but for one more reason

Indy Writes Books Celebrates Literacy

Proceeds from the sale of Indy Writes Books go to adult literacy programs in Indiana.  How great is that??

Absofreakin fantastic, that’s how great!

It’s a win win win win solution: books for literacy! Who knew the people of Indiana had such great writers? Inside this anthology are short stories (including an essay on Black Like Me) and poems.

This is going to be my go to lunch time read for quite some time; great on those days when you want to read but don’t have much time.

Go Indy!

p.s. John Green is from Indy(ana) right?


It’s Official: Little Free Library installed at Pottstown Area Seniors Center


Books have been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember. As a child I reread my favorite stories over and over (and over) and today I’m constantly adding to my list of favorites.  I’m certain I’ll continue reading until I can read no more.  That’s the great thing about books; they are your friends through every stage of life.   I’ve dedicated my life to sharing the love of reading, especially to children.  I’ve recently discovered another audience who also love books: Seniors.

Do you know what’s wonderful about sharing books with seniors? They not only want books for themselves, but they want books for their children and their grandchildren.  As a Little Free Library Steward I am curating a selection that will suit the seniors from Pottstown Area Seniors Center.  I’m still sharing the love of books with children! It’s a winning combination for everyone.

Over the years, the Little Free Library movement has grown and has provided more than 15,000 libraries worldwide!  The Little Free Library at Pottstown Area Seniors Center will be officially registered on a map at the Little Free Library website: Woot!

We recently unveiled the Little Free Library at a wonderful party, complete with cake and a live band! The band and the cake might not have been for me, but I enjoyed myself just the same.  It is such a pleasure to serve others and I was even permitted to serve lunch to someone who couldn’t stand in line to get their own.


I’ve got a golden ticket.

I did, however, sneak a bit of cake for myself afterwards. or before.




As we unveiled the Little Free Library, the seniors came to see what it was all about and were more than willing to pose for photos.


Aren’t they adorbs?

The purpose of the Little Free Library Program is “Take a book, Return a book”.  There’s no obligation to return or even pay for the book, which is perfect for seniors on a budget.  During the visit, we chatted about the books they liked and choices they might like to see.  I encouraged them to take a book or two and share the book with others if they wanted.

The seniors were quite eager to share their grandchildren’s interests with me and I hope to be able to find books for them.  I hope the readers enjoy receiving their books as much as I enjoy sharing the books with them.

There are many ways to get involved with the Little Free Library movement.  Mine was sponsored by Alpha Bits cereal (wooooot!)  but many people pay for the library themselves or collect donations and get the community involved.  For more information, visit their website at

I can’t wait to go back and have more cake. Oh and share more books with the seniors. I think they really liked me!


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L for Little Free Library #AtoZ Challenge #alphabits



Welcome BACK! It’s L day here at the #atozchallenge blog hop and boy have I got something extra special for you! I’m proud to have partnered with the Little Free Library folks and Alpha Bits cereal! You know I love nothing more than getting books into the hands of kids, right? I’m committed to promoting reading and building a sense of community.

What’s a Little Free Library? Watch this video and see what’s up!

Little Free Library is a network of small, handcrafted free-standing structures (similar to a birdhouse) where members of the community can borrow, take or leave books for others. Libraries are set up by members of the neighborhood and facilitate community fellowship.

I’m thrilled to be a steward of a Little Free Library!  Stay tuned as I share my progress and other activities with you.

To learn more about Little free Library and how you can get involved, visit Little Free Library  website or on Facebook or on Twitter! For more information on Alpha Bits visit their website. And stay tuned for more library and alpha bits fun!


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Jumpstart Read for the Record #ReadfortheRecord


Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one day of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education. On October 3, 2013, millions of adults and children across the country will read Otis by Loren Long, in support of Jumpstart’s mission to work towards the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Join Jumpstart’s Read for the Record and put children first! Click here for more information.

I made a video today to join the party and kids succeed in school.  I hope you enjoy!


Get involved!