Summer Reading Travels – Morgan City Public Library, Thursday, July 2, 2009

Friends: On Thursday, I performed at the Morgan City Public Library. My show wasn’t until 2pm and there was so much to take care of beforehand. Because of the previous day’s breakdown, I had to get my car towed to my auto repair place in Harvey (about 90 miles away). Here are the girls in […] Read More

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Summer Reading Travels – Vernon Parish, Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Friends: It has been quite the day. My Internet connection is almost non-existent but I will try to upload as many pictures as I am able. Today, we performed at Vernon Parish Library in Leesville, Louisiana. My first show was at 9:15am and the second show was at 10:15am. The audience was fantastic. I had […] Read More

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Summer Reading Travels – Webster Parish Libraries, Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friends: This week my niece, Ashlynn, is traveling with Eliana and me. Our first show was at the main library in Minden, Louisiana. When we arrived, we were given the royal treatment. Three muscled men carried in all my equipment. Sweet! Here is Ashlynn and Eliana with Mr. Richard, one of the men who helped […] Read More

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Summer Reading Travels – Iberville Parish Library, Louisiana; June 24-25, 2009

Friends: I just finished a wonderful summer reading tour in Iberville Parish, one of my favorite library systems in Louisiana. I just adore the librarians there! My first performance was on June 24, 2009 in the morning, at the main branch in Plaquemine. They had such a gorgeous backdrop, based on the summer reading art, […] Read More

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Summer Reading Travels – Hancock County, Mississippi, June 18, 2009

Friends: On Thursday, June 18, 2009, Eliana and I headed to Mississippi. We had a summer reading show at the Kiln Branch Library in Hancock County. As soon as we arrived, the library staff was ready for us, helping us unload and set up. They were soooo sweet! Thank you to Sandra, Bob, Joel, Victoria, […] Read More

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Summer Reading Travels – Vermilion Parish Library, June 15-16, 2009

Friends: Eliana celebrated her 9th birthday in Vermilion Parish. We arrived on June 14, 2009. The Vermilion Parish Library put us up at a gorgeous cottage in the heart of historic Abbeville called “Apt. A.” It was definitely one of the nicest places we have stayed at in Louisiana, which is why I am raving […] Read More

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Summer Reading Travels – Lasalle Parish Library, Friday, June 12, 2009

Friends: Friday was a fun day! Eliana, Jasmynn and I were in Lasalle Parish, one of my favorite library systems in Louisiana. I love the people of Jena and Olla, especially Andrea Book and Donna Estis! Our first show was at the Olla Cultural Center. We had a sweet crowd and the children as well […] Read More

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 – Summer Reading Tour, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

Friends: Before leaving St. Martin Parish to go to St. Mary Parish, Jasmynn, my 7 year old niece, and Eliana, my 8 year old daughter, had to take a dip in the Olympic size swimming pool at our hotel. They were like two little fish who did not want to be land-bound! Today, I performed […] Read More

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Tues & Wed, June 9-10, 2009 – Summer Reading Tour – St. Martin Parish

Friends: The first part of our week was spent in St. Martin Parish, performing at the St. Martinville Library on Tuesday and then the Breaux Bridge Library on Wednesday. Their summer reading theme this year is “Once Upon A Time.” Other Louisiana Libraries are doing “Be Creative @ the Library!” We had a fun, participatory […] Read More

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Friday, June 5, 2009 – Caddo Association of School Librarians Luncheon, Shreveport, LA

Friends: Today, I was the guest speaker at the CaddoAssociation of School Librarians End of the Year Luncheon. The librarians were a blast. We had so much fun singing, clapping, and laughing. There were even some tender moments. I was so impressed with the room’s set-up. They centered the theme of the luncheon around my […] Read More

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