Saturday, January 13, 2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Dear Bridgewater Library Patrons and Friends,
After 25 years at the Bridgewater Library, I have decided to accept an early retirement offer and have left the Somerset County Library System -- an action that is scheduled to be finalized at the Library Commission meeting at Bridgewater Library on Wednesday January 10th at 7 p.m.
It has been my great pleasure during these last 25 years to share a kaleidoscope of programs with your wonderful children – introducing them to my favorite books (and through them to stories, people and ideas to expand their minds and horizons), time-traveling from Pompeii to Picasso, inspiring them to create art and architecture, to explore engineering, science, and mathematics, to write their own books, and use their imagination and creativity to the fullest.
I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories, songs, and activities with a quarter-century of preschoolers as well as being able to help you, your children, and your students at the reference desk.
I have a busy future ahead – I plan to become a freelance librarian, doing programs for adults and children in various venues in area communities (if you know of any in particular who might want to have me, please have them get in touch with me), writing about “fascinating women history forgot,” and doing my best to make this world a little better. You can find my upcoming programs at tellingherstories.com and children's program details at carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com.
Feel free to stay in touch. I plan to stay active in the community so may see many of you around the area. I would be delighted to hear from you and am always happy to help with questions or reading suggestions. My email is cslevin59 (at) gmail.com.
It has been a wonderful journey together. A special thank you to the Muslim Community of Middlesex County for your "Everyday Heroes" award, to the Library Commission for the commendation for my book Remembering the Ladies and, most of all, to all of you who have made my working days an absolute delight.
Wishing you all a happy & healthy 2018! ~ Carol Simon Levin
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead, anthropologist.
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller
"The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day." ~ Gloria Steinem
"I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one." ~ Calamity Jane (1852-1903), American frontierswoman
A walk down memory lane -- a few of the programs from the past few years (you can see more pictures by clicking on the titles)
Celebrating The Great American Eclipse 2017
Pencil & Rocket Train & Doghouse
Exploring Mathematics from a Perfect Square to Pi Day!
It has been tremendously rewarding and fun – thanks to all of you! – Carol (aka “The Cat in the Hat”)