I know I’ve mentioned it a time or two (ok, maybe 10 or 20) about how much we LOVE our local library. The Brookline Library is pretty much the greatest. If they don’t have it, they’ll more than likely get it for you one way or another. We really appreciate that fact, especially being homeschoolers and coming from a small town with a tiny library.
The other plus is that there is almost always something going on. I went by to pick up a book and there was a poster announcing a free reading and workshop with the author of one of Trey’s favorite graphic novel series, Guinea PI, Pet Shop Private Eye by Colleen Af Venable. Trey spotted it about the same time and there was no question as to whether or not we would be there.
It was amazing. He giggled all the way through her reading, which brought so much joy to my heart. 🙂 Then the author invited the children up to draw and create their own characters. Colleen was too sweet, taking time to look at and discuss each child’s work with them. Trey even got the chance to tell her about his guinea pigs and how unique Mowie’s “hairdo” is. He enjoyed hearing that she made the main character of the books just like guinea pigs like Mowie because they are rare and she loves the fluffy ones with hair that pokes up everywhere. Hehe.
He also got a not yet released (though it is now that I’m finally writing this) copy of the newest book that she signed for him. I just love this pic of the two of them showing off each others’ work. How sweet is that?! I mean really, how often do you get to meet one of your favorite authors?