The Front Porch Library on TV!

WFSU segment on FPLSo many of the characters I write about begin as real kids in my real neighborhood. I get to know most of them because of The Front Porch Library, the very local kid’s lending library that now fills all of what was my dad’s house until he passed away.

Our Tallahassee public television station, WFSU, did a piece about the library for their “Local Routes” show. Click here to watch the segment and meet some of our kids and volunteers.

A big welcome from Oceanway Middle School!

Oceanway Middle School sure knows how to greet an author!
Oceanway Middle School sure knows how to greet an author!

This is the “hello” I got when I arrived at Oceanway Middle School. At one of my sessions a girl asked, “Did you like the sign over the door? My sister painted it!”

To keep the sessions small reading specialist Brenda Albury and I decided we’d go with fifteen sessions over the two day visit. I talked myself silly, but the students were so focused and polite it was a treat to be there.

Here’s the great backdrop in the Media Center.

The Oceanway ship sets sail--with my books on board!
The Oceanway ship sets sail–with my books on board!

Cass and Jemmie were definitely here–they left their footprints behind.

A project by Mrs. Edghill's students.
A project by Mrs. Edghill’s students.

Oceanway students collected books for the kids of The Front Porch Library. Photos to follow…