In particular, Sarah Bass geeks a tombstone with her name on it. And she found just that at the American Library Association conference in Chicago this weekend.
Sarah and her mother Catherine joined me on a spin through the exhibits at the annual conference. Most thirteen-year-olds wouldn’t geek hanging out with a bunch of librarians. Especially librarians talking to vendors non-stop about self checkout machines and RFID tags and downloadable audio books and innovations in library catalogs and other such exiting things, but Sarah was there to meet the authors, and meet them she did.
She met Kate DiCamillo, picking up a galley of Kate’s newest book, The Magician’s Elephant (coming this fall). She chatted with Blue Balliett about our Calder in Grand Rapids while getting her very own copy of The Calder Game personally inscribed. And she posed with Neil Gaiman as he drew Sarah’s tombstone in her copy of his Newbery medal winning The Graveyard Book.
What amazing things happen when you geek the library!