First hodgepodge of the new year…. first blog post, too!
I’m settling into some big (good) changes, and will have more to say about them, and about a lot of other things, as I get to settle in. Meanwhile, some odds and ends.
A San Francisco Library Book Returned 100 Years Overdue (SFGate). I think that might be a record.
A 4-year-old kid who’s read 1,000 books got to be Librarian of Congress for the day.
It was fun to have 4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, GA as “Librarian For The Day.” She’s already read more than a 1,000 books. pic.twitter.com/MQfwlUrakO
— Carla Hayden (@LibnOfCongress) January 11, 2017
Aside from the fact that the kid is face-meltingly cute… the important part from the Washington Post about her.
Before Daliyah Marie Arana was even born, her parents say, she was learning how to read.
While she was pregnant with Daliyah, her mother would read books to her other young children on a daily basis. When Daliyah was an infant, she would hear her older brother reading chapters of books out loud in their Gainesville, Ga., home. And by the time she was about 18 months old, she was recognizing the words in the books her mother read her.
That is what needs thinking about. That is how you raise a reader, surround the kid with books and reading. Not sure how to make that happen around the obstacles that life can throw a family. Libraries are only part of the equation.
The top-circulating e-books and e-audiobooks from libraries in 2016, from OverDrive.
Over the weekend, a lovely meditation on books and reading from President Obama. Going to miss the Reader in Chief.