The thing is, I thought (naively) that at the end of these last few months of conversations and reflections, I would have this neat little package with clear answers to my questions. I wanted the kids to feel empowered by their library knowing that their interests and experiences were worth writing about, publishing and displaying prominently. I wanted them to know what to expect from libraries in general (i.e. an inclusive collection) and feel a sense of belonging. I guess, what I wanted them to get to say was, "Aha! I see! Yes!", by following the clear path I had created for them, but I think I just left a trail of bread crumbs few and far between in a brushy forest.
|Library shelfie amongst my picture books.|