Kate Tigue is a children’s librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library. Read Kate’s column in the November 29, 2018 issue of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.
Recently, the staff in the Children’s Room has been noticing a trend
in children’s and young adult literature: lots of adults take out and read
books traditionally written for young people. This is certainly because
literature for kids is now being marketed more widely than ever before. Film
producers and directors are mining the rich landscape of books aimed at
children to find their next big hit on the silver screen. Some books almost
seem to be written with the potential optioning of movie rights in mind. It’s
no wonder with all that exposure that our collections in the Children’s room
have received more adult attention.
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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Nancy Ling is the Outreach Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Nancy’s column in the November 15, 2018 edition of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.
We all have a variety of skills and talents. Perhaps we have worked hard to develop these abilities over time or perhaps we were lucky enough to be born with a gift or two. For example when I’m asked to write an article for the weekly library column, I feel equipped to do so. I’m comfortable writing children’s books or poetry. Crafting words is a skill I’ve developed over time. Likewise, I enjoy entertaining. I become a whirling dervish beforehand, but hosting a family gathering or holiday party is definitely my cup of tea.
Posted by Charlotte Canelli at 1:18 PM
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte's column in the November 8, 2018 edition of the Norwood
Transcript and Bulletin.
Transcript and Bulletin.
When we moved to Norwood in 2012, I was excited about owning a historic home that was within walking distance to both my work at the library and the town’s center. I wondered how many families had placed their hands on the sturdy wooden banister leading from the second floor. I imagined other women lovingly serving meals for family and guests in the spacious dining room. I was curious about the children and adults who might have peeked out the windows to watch passersby or wait for Halloween trick-or-treaters to knock on the distinctive double doors.
Posted by Charlotte Canelli at 5:46 AM
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Librarian April Cushing is head of Adult and Information Services at the Morrill Memorial Library. Read her column published in the November 1, 2018 issue of the Norwood Transcript Bulletin.
Posted by Charlotte Canelli at 3:19 PM