WO librarian featured in Christian Science Monitor

A digital twist on a dying craft has earned a couple of local librarians place in the national spotlight.

Cynthia Dobrez, librarian at West Ottawa Public Schools’ Harbor Lights and Macatawa Bay middle schools, and her colleague Lynn Rutan have run a blog, Bookends, about youth literature for just more than two years. It can be found on the website booklistonline.com.

Both are accomplished librarians. Rutan, also a former West Ottawa librarian, sits on the committee that hands out the envied Newbery Award to new children’s books, and Dobrez has chaired the American Library Association’s Printz Award committee.

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CSM article

Here is the CSM article: 'Super-librarian' figures out secret to getting kids to read

CSM article was linked on LISNEWS here.

One huge difference...

...between the CSM article and the Holland Sentinel article: CSM doesn't begin with that wildly offensive first sentence about a "dying craft."

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