KidLit Heroes : What is the Front Porch Library? By Jan Godown Annino
Are you one of those dreamy teachers or imaginative writers who has fantasized about becoming a librarian?
Today KidLit Heroes shares some links about one author who did that.
But, it didn't happen in the conventional way.
The Front Porch Library is unique in Florida, perhaps in the United States.
It is the bricks-and-mortar representation of the wide-open heart of award-winning children’s author Adrian Fogelin.
In a small home that once was graced with the presence of her dear departed Dad, Adrian invites children in the working class neighborhood to check out books.
The young readers sit or stand for lively story times, book talks, science fun, the chance to shoot a few hoops, crafts, & cake.
Her project has captured the attention of area authors, who
stop by to visit. Front Porch Library is supported by donations & towers of hours of volunteer time, including enthusiastic high school Key Club students & the Library’s faithful professional educator-colleague, Kary Kublin.
Every Sunday afternoon when the author is in town, the Front Porch Library is officially open. Year after year.
I hope you will be charmed by a documentary about the unique way that an award-winning author says, "You're totally going to LOVE this one!"