While SANDY and I were in Florida, the new poster went up in the Harrison Conference Room at The Library Center in Springfield. I couldn’t wait to see it hanging on the wall so going to pay it a visit was one of the first things I did after we returned home.
The room was dedicated in 2003 when ANNIE BUSCH was Director of Springfield-Greene County Library District. The original poster was left on another wall and I love that one too.
This new poster, an update of my work over the past eighteen years, was guided by KATHLEEN O’DELL, created by DANNY DYER, and pattered after the front page of my website, created by web designer and manager KATHY TEMEAN. I think it’s beautiful and am very grateful to everyone who had a part in making this happen.
I asked Annie if she would meet me there and consent to having her picture taken with me at the new poster. It was she who personally sponsored this new addition to the room and I can’t thank her enough.
We had a great weekend from start to finish and want to thank you all for sending anniversary wishes. We read and relished each one. They really meant a lot to us and added so much to the pleasure of the occasion. We topped it off with a good visit with Robin and Tim to see the new roof on their back deck (thank you, Tim, for the take-home sliders for lunch today) and capped it all with champagne (thank you, Jeff and Jennifer) poolside enjoying the night sounds and views of Goose Lake.
Now to work and a busy week. On Tuesday, Kathy Temean features THE DIRT BOOK on her wonderful blog. On Wednesday, Laura Robb, Tim Rasinski, and I have a Zoom meeting with our editors at Teacher Created Materials about the new book we’re about to start with them. And on Thursday a short piece I wrote about why children should write poetry will be posted on the Springfield-Greene County Public Library blog.
Meanwhile, it’s time to polish the first twelve poems for the Tim Rasinski-Mary Jo Fresch collaboration for Corwin and get in another lick or two on a trade book proposal I’m hot to finish. On we march.
Kathy Temean just posted a feature of EMPOWERING STUDENTS’ KNOLWLEDGE OF VOCABULARY, LEARNING HOW LANGUAGE WORKS, co-written with Mary Jo Fresch. My thanks to Kathy. I hope you will visit her blog at https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/ and see how to register to win a free copy of the book.