Friday, October 21, 2011

YAYAs Meet Paper Towns Author, John Green

Opportunities to meet award winning authors don't come every day, but when the Alexander Friends of the Library and the Alexander County Library get cooking, great things happen. (Remember the BLUE events with Joyce Hostetter last fall, for instance!)

Then, there's what the YAYAs got to do on the night of October 20! In honor of Teen Read Week , nine of them journeyed to AC Reynolds High School in Asheville to see the Michael L. Printz Award winning author, John Green. The YAYAs read Paper Towns last year and were excited to get to see him.

We are grateful that school librarian, Kelli Self, made room for us at the event. It was sold out!

Most of the YAYAs got to meet John and all of us got to be entertained by him (and the marching band that came in!)

The YAYAs wish to thank the Friends of the Library for making this magic night possible. Also, thanks to Marshall and Linda Dunbar for assisting with transportation. It made me smile when an exuberant YAYA said afterward, "This was the best night EVER!"

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Kelli and Sean were behind the Mountain Nerdfighter event! Thanks for getting us in!

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