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The Places We'll Go

One of the great things about doing school and library visits is that it takes me to places I have never been. Yesterday I was in the small town of Colfax, Wisconsin, exactly halfway between the North Pole and the equator.

The library was housed in this great old building, along with the police department and other city service departments.

There was not a lot of spare room inside the library, so my presentation to the summer reading program kids was outside at the tiny park alongside the building. Although I had to compete with the traffic noise on Main Street, it was a beautiful setting to tell stories and draw pictures. I also think it was the first time that I had someone show up to my library presentation on roller blades!

It was a unique and memorable experience for me. Thanks Jenny and Lisa for inviting me to your library!