“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
I am currently the Director of the Greenwood Public Library and have always loved books and learning. I enjoyed it so much that when I would get in trouble as a child, my parents would ground me from reading. My passions include reading books, drinking tea, crocheting, and walking my dog through the woods.
As a teenager my first official job was working as a page in a small rural library and now I’m still working surrounded by books - I just wish I had more time to read them all! I’m drawn to reading that offers me a window into another world. My go-to reading choices are – Fantasy, Juvenile fiction, dystopian stories, retold fairy-tales (like Once Upon a Time), picture books, and mysteries. I also occasionally enjoy some nonfiction reading such as bios and books that relate to specific interests.
Warm Winter Reads Winter is a great time to read holiday classics or perhaps allow your imagination to turn the snow covered winter scene outside your window into a mysterious ice kingdom filled with snow pixies. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, a fuzzy blanket, & one of these great reads.
Fall into a Fantastic Autumn Tale My favorite season is fall. I love the change in weather, the foods, the start of school, Halloween, bonfires, and the leaves. The books below all either take place in the fall or relate to activities people do during the fall season.
Best Fantasy Books Ever: Do you love mystical creatures and magical & far away worlds that seem to hold the answer to the supernatural? These page-turning stories are perfect for the reader who wants to be transported to another world.
Super Good Steampunk Novels: Where science, fantasy, and fiction come together like the gears of a Victorian clock. Steampunk is a term to describe a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines & technology based on the steam power of the 19th century.
Adoption Nonfiction: Have you considered opening your home to children in foster care or maybe even adopting but don't know where to begin or what is involved? I encourage you to check out some of these powerful books for encouragement, support & resources.