This year, unlike years past, we didn’t *really* go anywhere, since we’ve been checking in every month to see what everyone has been reading. Here we are, though, in September, ready to get the Heavy Medal year officially underway.
We are so excited to be here! We’ve been reading and reading and know you have too, and we can’t wait to get into book discussions. Before we do, though, I want to reintroduce ourselves to you.
I’m Sharon. I work for the Oakland Public Library in California as the Supervising Librarian for Teen Services. This is my third year in a row doing Heavy Medal, but I also was a Heavy Medal blogger when the blog first started.
Last year, for the first time, I had the pleasure of blogging with Roxanne and Steven, and we are all three back again this year. Roxanne is the Middle School Librarian at the Dalton School in New York City and Steven is the Library Services Manager at the Wilsonville Public Library in Oregon.
From here on out you can expect to see at least a couple of posts a week from us, and we are going to dig right in with the book discussions very soon. We’ve been looking at the books you all have suggested and can’t wait to hear more from you all.
If you’re new, say hi. If you are a lurker, comment and let us know you are reading. If you’re an old friend, we’ve missed you and are looking forward to your voice.
Happy reading, happy disussing, happy September!
Much more coming, very soon.
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About Sharon McKellar
Sharon McKellar is the Supervising Librarian for Teen Services at the Oakland Public Library in California. She has served on the Rainbow List Committee, the Notable Children’s Recordings Committee, The Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Committee, and the 2015 Caldecott Committee. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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