Reading Makes Me Happy!

I received an update from our junior librarian over at Minneopolis, our MPLS branch. Abby Mr. Sketch from Gracepoint Minneapolis church sent over some photos of our youngest midwest readers, who are keeping warm by staying indoors and reading on their gigantic bean bag chair. 🙂

Clara’s kind of doing her own thing, but check out Stephen’s progression.

We’re considering sending in these photos as evidence for the case that reading improves one’s disposition. If any of you know little Stephen, you know he wouldn’t be smiling and exclaiming unless he was truly happy!


Books Make Babysitting Better!

If you remember, I invited people to send me pictures of favorite reading moments you encounter throughout your days. The first person to take me up on this is Frances, a fellow booknerd and teacher from Gracepoint Berkeley church, who was heading up a team of Koinonia staff for a time of childcare with pre-schoolers.

small group read aloud

Read aloud #1 (in small groups)

read aloud large group

Here’s her text verbatim: “This was our second read aloud of the day! Babysitting was so nice* this morning because it was centered around reading! Whole group, small group, independently…”



*You don’t hear that kind of babysitting testimonial every day. Reading: you should try it next time!