[kids-lib] Friday, October 22nd Shoutout

BERGQUIST Greta E * SLO Greta.BERGQUIST at slo.oregon.gov
Fri Oct 22 15:05:49 PDT 2021

Hello everyone,

Today's rainy day shoutout is for Tualatin,  celebrating Día de los Muertos<https://www.facebook.com/TualatinLibrary/posts/3938231889609617> with a community space to remember those we love who have passed away. It's also for Warrenton,  changing their hours<https://www.facebook.com/warrentoncommunitylibrary/posts/3033543633561178> to be able to offer a more welcoming space for youth.

I've been pondering collective grief this week as we've recently lost authors who have meant a great deal to many folks - both Gary Paulsen<https://www.npr.org/2021/10/20/1047623758/remembering-ya-author-gary-paulsen> and Jerry Pinkney<https://www.npr.org/2021/10/20/1047786312/jerry-pinkney-illustrator-obituary?fbclid=IwAR3hwelrN_63bj_SVaIIBe94LcJjADQQYPrBDIQ3DeCxoGbjbPKb5ordkUA> leave a vast amount of work that takes up space on our shelves and in our hearts, and in the hearts of many readers we serve.

These past two years we have lost access to so many of our communal spaces and times together that help us honor the people we love. Our kids and teens have lost so many public spaces that were safe and welcoming places to gather and be together in. I really appreciate the ways you are all creatively offering resources to be those spaces for our communities. Thank you for your work.


Greta Bergquist, MLIS, MAT (she/her/hers)
Youth Services Consultant
State Library of Oregon
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