As a librarian, I am always reading, usually two to three books per week. During this time of social distancing and online learning, I have more time for reading at home and am gravitating toward longer Young Adult novels and more non-fiction. Encountering characters from a story and reading about historical events are social activities for me. Whereas others might complain about being socially isolated, I find myself socially connected to the stories, historical figures and events, and concepts I am reading about in the pages of books.

– Scot Smith (School Librarian)