Why, yes, that is local celebrity, acclaimed storyteller, and beloved librarian, Laura Raynor, here in the Summers-Knoll library (surrounded by a sea of kindergarten, third, and fourth grade fans).
Why, yes, she is holding a velociraptor skull reconstruction (that can be checked out of the library's velociraptor kit, which includes the skull, a real claw, an informational book, and a DVD).
Why, yes, she is reading from and talking about some of her favorite new books (which are all available on her public lists, of course).
Why, yes, she is engaging our oldest students in a lively discussion of the "swag" available to them when they participate in the library's summer game (which starts June 17).
We are beyond lucky to live in a city with such an incredible public library system (staffed by beyond wonderful public librarians, like Laura and her student intern, Lindsey, who visited us this week).
Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) is a gem. Thank you, Laura and Lindsey, for sharing your treasures, knowledge, and enthusiasm with us. We hope you'll come back again soon.