BowmanKimberly_VAASLI recently returned home from a weekend full of knowledge, great people, and inspiring ideas! I attended the VAASL Fall Conference in Roanoke from Thursday to Saturday, November 6-8. While at the conference, I leaned more about planning family reading nights, creating makerspaces in the library, current technology tools to use in the classroom and in the library, and top trends and topics related to libraries for the current year. I gained so many ideas for how to make my future library an exciting place where students learn to be critical thinkers and enjoy reading. Not only did this conference provide me with new knowledge and new ideas, but it instilled in me the desire to enhance every aspect of my library. 

In the attached picture, we are posing with Daisy the pig who’s motto is to “pig-out on reading!”