Spring Conference a Great Success!

The CHILIS Spring Conference, featuring the Kids, Books & the Arts Showcase, was held on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Southern NH University in Manchester.  The food was tasty, the venue great, and once again, we enjoyed the entertainment provided by our KBA roster artists.

Carol Sanborn, Librarians of the Year

Congratulations to Carol Sanborn, Children’s Librarian at Hampton Falls Free Library, who was honored with the CHILIS Librarian of the Year Award.  Carol was selected by the CHILIS board after considering many worthy nominees, and the award was presented at the conference.  Here’s what Carol’s director, Judy Haskell, has to say about her colleague:

“Carol is the embodiment of all the qualities desirable in a perfect youth librarian:  she possesses a sunny disposition; an understanding of children’s developmental needs; a love of children’s literature; an appreciation for parental concerns; exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail; a sense of humor; a caring manner; a strong desire to learn; and a willingness to be of assistance to both patrons and staff.  Carol has created a Youth Services department that is the envy of many libraries.  Her insight, dedication, energy, and ability to relate to all age groups have made her an invaluable part of our library and what we offer to the community.”

You make us all proud, Carol!  As a colleague you are friendly, caring, and generous—not to mention funny!  Thank you for sharing your many talents with us.

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