Remembering 2020

Hello Friends—

It’s been… a (add your own descriptor) year! With all that’s happened in the last 12 months, a recap could be overwhelming. Instead, I was inspired by Robert Gray’s Shelf Awareness column (12/18/20) to remember the moments of light in a year that was undeniably dark.

I’m choosing to remember 2020 by…

Our lovely and inspiring Butler Lecture with the talented Bryan Collier.

Spontaneous encounters with colleagues (and their smiling eyes) on a nearly empty campus.

Surprise donations to the Ellin Greene Folk and Fairytale collection, which we’ll debut when we can gather for another tea party.

The chance to support a memorial book drive in honor of a book-lover and literacy champion.

Any for the many small moments of escape, enlightenment, and enjoyment I’ve found on my bookshelf.

Wishing you and yours a joyous, safe, and well-read holiday season. And more moments of light in 2021.