by Beth Cronk, Litchfield head librarian
Do you love to read but feel like you don’t have enough time to finish a novel? That’s usually how I am. This fall I discovered a great way to read beautiful writing that gives you an engrossing experience without the time commitment: read quality children’s books. This fall I’ve been taking a class on children’s materials for libraries, which has required me to read stacks of children’s books. It has introduced me to wonderful books I would never have chosen on my own. I’ll share the highlights with you.
I encourage you to explore children’s books even if you aren’t choosing them for children. This is not second-class literature just because it is written for kids. Try some from the Newbery winners list, or find something on a historical period you enjoy. Jan chooses truly wonderful books for our juvenile collection, and she, Mary, or I would be glad to direct you to quality children’s books that appeal to people of all ages.