Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The American Library Association 2010 Annual Conference...

I'M GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!! A few months ago, I was researching who was in charge of the Newbery. I learned about ALA (The American Library Association), which is in charge of the Newbery. ALA is made up of librarians, authors, and other people who like books (my kind of people!). I also learned about their annual conference which has amazing workshops and presentations. During this conference the Newbery Caldecott Banquet, where the award winners are honored, is held. Learning all of this I instantly wanted desperately to go. Luckily for me, it takes place in the summer (school will be out) and in Washington DC (my grandparents live in Arlington and my parents are willing to consider timing our annual summer visit to match the conference). But, I am only 10 and don't have a job and the registration was lots of money.


Today, the most amazing, wonderful, terrific, exciting, fabulous, and magnificent thing happed. the Association for Library Service to Children, a Division of the American Library Association, offered to give me (and my mom who has to come with me because I am only 10) VIP registration. So, I GET TO GO!!!!!!!! I am so happy that I can't stop smiling!!!

14 comments:

  1. Louise in AustraliaApril 14, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Fantastic news. Congratulations. I had a quick peek at the program online. Looks like it's a huge event. It will be an amazing experience.

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  2. Woo-Hoo! Congratulations! I could not possibly be happier for you. You will LOVE it!

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  3. And the very,very best part of this news (at least to us) is that we, the very proud grandparents, get a visit soon.

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  4. Wooohooo! I wasn't planning to go. But now I just might have to so that I can meet you!

    I am so happy for you!

    BTW - I put the ARC for Blue in the mail yesterday.

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  5. This is amazing and wonderful news!! They couldn't have chosen a more deserving girl than yourself! Congrats again and again, Laura!!

    Your friend,

    Lindsay

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  6. Hurray!!! Laura, this is so cool. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

    Elyse

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  7. Thanks everyone, I STILL can't stop smiling!! If you are planning to go to ALA please let me know so I can meet you!

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  8. We are so happy for you, Laura! Hope we get to see you soon too! Jan and Blaire V

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  9. YAY! I can't wait to see you again, Laura!!

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  10. Yeah Laura! You're going to have so much fun! Congratulations!
    -Sam B.

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  11. Congratulations Laura,

    I'm hoping to secure a scholarship to attend. It would be so delightful to meet you in person. Your dedication to reading quality children's literature inspires me and the students in our elementary library.

    Margo Maust Jantzi
    Cub Run Elementary Library Media Center
    mjantzi@rockingham.k12.va.us

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  12. Laura- Sounds like such an amazing experience! Can't wait to see you in June and hear all about it! PatPat

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  13. Pat Pat,
    I really can't wait, I am sure it will be amazing, see you SOON!
    Laura

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