I am an adult librarian with Kent District Library. I am not the star of the library. The star of every public library I have worked for has been their children's librarian.
Children's librarians bring other worlds to life for kids. Together, they sing, dance, read, play, rhyme, act silly and love every minute of their interactions with books. Summer Reading is about to kick off at Kent District Library, and that is when these stars shine their brightest. They will decorate, promote, cajole, and stand on their heads to engage children in the summer reading program so that kiddos won't lose the reading progress made at school this year. Librarians will hold KDL Labs to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math and mix learning with summer fun. For the smallest of library visitors, children's librarians will promote the 1,000 books before kindergarten program, to help make sure all children will be ready when school starts again in the fall.
We cannot lose this opportunity to have a children's librarian available for our children right in the New Village of Ada.