I’m Danielle Larca, a youth services librarian in New Jersey. I started blogging with a friend as a way to keep track of what I read and dip my toes into the ever-expanding universe of book bloggers. I’ve decided now is the time to branch out on my own. In the spirit of librarianship, I hope to share the books I love with all of you. I read widely-everything from picture books to adult fiction, kidlit to memoirs. As a children’s librarian, I will also be sharing ideas for successful programs I’ve conducted in my library.
Why I am a “paper pusher”:
Books simultaneously root us in a better understanding of people and the world and allow us to soar on the gossamer wings of imagination. I believed this when I was a little girl, throwing “reading parties” with my sisters, and I believe it now, as a youth services librarian. While I appreciate the ease and convenience that many modern technologies offer, none of them can replace the weighty feel of a book in my hand, its pages offering up their heady aroma. Some may say I’m crazy, but those who’ve experienced true book love know what I mean.