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Congratulations are in Order

Three of my fellow kid lit bloggers are due for congratulations today.

  • Tasha Saecker, the creator of the wonderful Kids Lit blog, has just accepted a new position as the next director of the Menasha Public Library in Wisconsin. The Appleton Post-Crescent news article about her appointment, while not directly mentioning Kids Lit, does feature this quote: "She's a high-energy person with very good technical skills," said James Englebert, chairman of the library director search committee. "She's been on the cutting edge of technology as it pertains to libraries." You can read Tasha's thoughts about her new position here. I learned about this from A Fuse #8 Production. Congratulations, Tasha, on your new job!! I'm sure that they made an excellent choice.
  • Melissa Wiley at Here in the Bonny Glen made this announcement today: "Starting in the next few weeks, I will actually be getting paid to blog, which is both very nice and hard to believe." Melissa will be blogging about homeschooling and special needs children for a new set of blogs at You can read more about it here. I'm just so impressed! How cool is it to be paid for blogging? Congratulations, Melissa! Thanks for being such an inspiration to other bloggers.
  • And finally, Chris Barton announced yesterday that his seven-year-old son for the first time has declared a love for history. Chris loves history himself, so this is both an achievement and a validation. Congratulations, Chris!

If anyone else has occasion for congratulations, do drop me a line! Cheers!