You come to ALA Midwinter for moments like this. Seattle librarian Craig Seasholes was in the Exhibit Hall when I caught up with him and had the magical moment of asking him, Craig, have you met Susan Cooper?” Another librarian, Debra, walked over and we got to make her day as well. I can report there were tears involved. Susan Cooper…yes THAT Susan Cooper was in the house.
The long enduring power of Susan’s books reaches us in a very special place. This is that intangible something that makes libraries and librarians essential. Reconnecting with that magical feeling….yep bring on Sunday…let’s see what other treasures are waiting.