The evening reception ended a bit early due to inclement weather. Nevertheless, we are undaunted in sharing ideas, conversation, and catching up with colleagues. I was pleased to be able to chat with Sam Bloom, former Newbery Committee member, among other old and new friends. Sam has been a strong member/supporter of ALSC, and observing him become more and more enthusiastic as he discusses books is invigorating. I am excited to add Sam’s recommendations to my towering and gravity-defying stack of “must reads.”
Our spirits are good, even if the weather isn’t, and we look forward to an early breakfast and another opportunity to interact with our friends and colleagues in this warm and friendly environment.