The 2023 ALA Youth Media Awards Announced

The ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this morning. As always, I watched the announcement and took notes. I focused on books for teens as that was my specialty when I was in libraries. I will only list the winners for all but the three major awards (Printz, Caldecott, Newbery). I will list all ten … More The 2023 ALA Youth Media Awards Announced

Anxiety Time

I mentioned last week that I had talked to a friend about becoming a substitute teacher at a local private school. I procrastinated for a week and then finally worked on my resume and cover letter yesterday. I finished them and then waited hours before sending them. I told myself I was waiting for my … More Anxiety Time


I found on on Friday that a relatively new volunteer was hired for the job I briefly held at the farm. I’m glad they found someone else. I hope he finds the job is the right fit for him. I got a text from the facilities manager Sunday morning asking if I still wanted to … More Changes