One of the many benefits of having an office at the BPL is the opportunity to spend time with old friends. I give myself time each week for a good, old fashioned visit with some of my best loved authors and illustrators, a sure way to stay inspired and motivated.
I love that the children's room is named in honor of Margret and H. A. Rey, the clever humans who brought us Curious George, and the Man in the Yellow Hat.
One of my first books, one of the first that truly belonged to me, was Curious George Goes to the Hospital, given to me on the occasion of my tonsillectomy, when I was seven, in 1966. Luckily (at least for me), Curious George also had a medical crisis that year, and the Reys were kind enough to write about it, so I had a friend to help me through.
Lucky also, that Margret Rey became a true friend and supporter of the PBP, giving generously to support services to children throughout the library system. The children’s room is a haven for story lovers of all ages, and the kind, knowledgeable grown-ups that keep it running, like good books and old friends, are always there when you need them.