Central Children’s Room Memories: Deborah Freedman
The first in a series of memories by people who have love for the Central Children’s Room of New York Public Library.
"When she was younger, my daughter Lucie used to spend hours lying on her bed listening over & over to the Pooh books on tape, read by a marvelous British actor (whose name I can’t remember!). She listened to the tape so often that she could recite a couple of the chapters from memory, doing all of the characters’ voices distinctly, like the actor on the tape. So of course we finally had to take her to see the toys she was so consumed with; Piglet was her favorite. At 14+ she can’t remember much of a chapter anymore, but we do still occasionally play Poohsticks at our neighborhood footbridge here in CT, and we always look at the wonderful window displays at the Donnell Library whenever we are on 53rd street in The City.
This picture is framed & leans against a wall in my studio."
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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