IMG_0725One of my favorite surprises this summer was our local library’s summer book sale at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I actually made 2 stops there in one day. First to pay “full price” for some books at 50 cents each and then to return an hour before closing to get a bagful for $3.00. Since my grandkids were coming in a few days and I have some new readers, I loaded my bag with paperbacks for the 7 and 8 year-olds, including Gary Paulson books, some picture books on raccoons and otters for the younger ones and even got “The Indian in the Cupboard” for read-aloud time with Sheshe and Artie!

What a great way to encourage reading for my kids as well as me, as I checked out with my 22 books (with room left in my bag)! Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this event a success and the amazing staff that runs one of the nicest children’s libraries I know.