The final Tots to Teens of 2007 (and next week's: the first of 2008) see me struggling to find something interesting to say. 2007 has been a crazy-busy year and I need a holiday.
But, I'm looking forward to the library, which we hope to launch in March.
I think a good children's library will help in encouraging children to read - so long as their parents don't interfere. Half the fun is making your own choices and mistakes, experiementing with genres and discovering what floats your boat. It's strange how the people in charge of books for children seem to have forgotten why they loved to read when they were kids.