So 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.
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.
Cass and Jemmie were definitely here–they left their footprints behind.
Oceanway students collected books for the kids of The Front Porch Library. Photos to follow…