Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library will kick off its two-week celebration of “A Wrinkle in Time” this Sunday, May 20, with a talk on the importance of children’s books from Jennifer “Library Girl” LaGarde.
Titled “Wild Things: Why YOU Should Read Children’s Literature,” the talk marks the start of the 2018 Lincoln City Reads event, which features a host of events inspired by Madeleine L’Engle’s classic tale.
LaGarde, a lifelong educator and learner, will explore the benefits and pleasures of revisiting children’s literature as an adult, with a focus on the ways that adults can share literature with the children in their lives.
With more than 20 years of experience in public education, LaGarde holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English/Language Arts from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and a master’s in Library Science from Appalachian State University. She also holds National Board Certification in the area of School Library Media and is a past winner of the “I Love My Librarian Award,” sponsored by the American Library Association, New York Times and Carnegie Corporation.
LaGarde currently resides in Olympia, Washington, where she spends time chasing after her three dogs, drinking lots of coffee and updating her award-winning blog, The Adventures of Library Girl, where she proves you don’t have to be super hero to be a teacher librarian, but having a cape sure helps.
LaGarde’s presentation, which is free and open to all, will start at 3 pm at the library, located on the second floor at 801 SW Hwy. 101.