My elementary school librarian, Mrs. Norrie opened me up to the world of books. She was always excited about reading and sharing her library with us. She made it a safe and inviting place to be and it was my favourite room in the whole school. I will always remember her saving a new book for me to read first and sliding it across the desk to me. I felt so special and it gave me just the lift that I so badly needed. She showed me that libraries and books are a way to travel anywhere you can dream of and I found sanctuary in that world of imagination. I will be forever grateful to her for her passion for books and literacy and hope in some small way to pass that same gift on to the kids I am privileged to work with.
5th in Manitoba