Big changes are afoot for the Paperback Pigeon! It is no secret that I’ve been struggling to tame a restless spirit, searching for a career path that will be balanced – both financially lucrative and personally fulfilling. This blog clearly satisfies one of those requirements….the other not so much. I’ve brainstormed and discarded several options and then it happened – I was inspired! My sister took a leap of faith and went back to school, pursing a completely new career path. Well, why not? I mulled over her choice, and admired her bravery, wondering if perhaps this would be a viable option for me. Would it make sense financially? Can I juggle coursework and kids? In a very uncharacteristic move I decided I would never know unless I tried. So, following in my little sister’s footsteps and urged on by her enthusiasm, this Fall I’ll be returning to school in pursuit of a second career. In what, you might ask? I am the Paperback Pigeon after all, so it simply made sense to integrate this passion into my new professional goals – as a librarian!
Museums and libraries are my favorite places. I spent the first few decades of my professional life in the former, and am enthusiastic about the potential to spend the back half in the latter. There are still so many unknowns and a lot of work ahead, but I am excited to take on this challenge and forge a new path. Join me on this adventure by picking up a library themed read!
Isabella: Star of the Story by Jennifer Fosberry. Isabella discovers the wonders contained in the covers of a book when she visits the library. Here she takes a turn at being the lead role in classic children’s tales while she tries to find just the right book. Who will Isabella be next? Peter Pan, Goldilocks and Black Beauty all make appearances, but it is the yellow brick road that leads Isabella to the checkout desk and the perfect book for her. Don’t forget to check out more information on the stories Isabella enjoys at the back of the book – perhaps one is just right for you! PB
Bats At The Library by Brian Lies. When night falls and the bats come out there is no better place for wonder than the library. Filled with wonder and discovery this charming rhyming text follows the bats as they investigate great literature and enjoy storytime together. PB
Biscuit Loves the Library by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. It is Pet Day at the library and Biscuit is ready to explore. Join everyone’s favorite little puppy as he discovers the wonders of the library. At the end of his visit Biscuit gets help from the librarian and chooses the perfect book to take home! ER-K
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello has just funded a brand new library – and 12 lucky kids will be the first to visit in an overnight sleepover adventure that is filled with games and riddles. However, the morning brings a shocking surprise and the stakes are high as the kids try to find the secret passage out of the library. MR -4/6
Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers) by Brenda Drake. Gia’s interest in the mysterious Arik leads her to be pulled into a world of magic and intrigue – that’s after she is literally pulled into the pages of a book. The book happens to be filled with photographs of the worlds most beautiful libraries and Arik turns out to be a Sentinel – a mysterious protector against evil. The battle has just begun and Gia needs to find out where her heart lies and what is really worth fighting for. YA