Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Hey everyone! Happy Halloween, Samhain, Dios de los Muertos, and whatever else you want to celebrate!

This is my post for the NLA-MPLA 2017 (Nevada Library Association- Mountain Plains Library Association) conference that took place in Tahoe.  It was three days of Hard Rock, Harveys, and librarians from all over the states.

We arrived for the early bird sessions.  I went to the Early Literacy one. It was an eye-opening session. It made me think about how important it is for kids to be happy and supported and to help them to learn to read.  I loved the booklet that was given to us. It is a very useful tool.

The vendors were all amazing. The A.W.E. station and the book vendors were really interesting.  The swag was awesome.

My favorite had to be the Rocky Mountain Puppets.  Their presentation was enjoyable and I loved every minute of it.  I hope we have the chance to get them here.

I was sad to miss the book signing with Dan Bar-el, but luckily, he was nice enough to sign extra books for those that couldn't make it.  He was one of the NYRA (Nevada Young Readers' Award) winners this year.

We stayed in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.  There was a place to get good coffee. Needed my fix of chemical dependence or I can't function as a human.

We had a lovely dinner and lunch at the Lucky Beaver just across the street and a couple of doors down. Yummy, yummy food and some 'unique' titles for their meals.

All and all, I had a wonderful time with lots of fascinating information and great people.