Loving the Library! Andrea @ NELA 2015

nela2015You know Andrea as the Founder and Executive Director of Bridges Together, Inc. What you probably do not know is that as a high schooler, she served as a page in her town’s library. Even in elementary school, her love for the library had already emerged, as she enjoyed alphabetizing her school library’s checkout cards every week. So you can only imagine how fitting it was for Andrea to present yesterday at the New England Library Association’s annual conference! She spoke to a packed house – over 100 people attended her workshop – about how libraries can engage the “bookend generations.” Andrea shared some of Bridges Together’s favorite books (check out our Books resource page here) and talked about the “One Book, One Community” programming page we created to use with The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm. (Andrea also sold out of her stash of Bridges Together Grand Conversation Cards. But never fear, there are still more for sale here!) Bridges programs have already been implemented in libraries, but we are hoping more and more libraries will create programming to connect their oldest and youngest patrons after this inspiring session!

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