Library Goddess

Libraries. Books. Reading.

December 2017 Highlights

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope your holidays were wonderful and relaxing and full of great books! Here are some highlights of what I've shared on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and my Library Goddess Blog in December!

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TWITTER - @librarygoddess

INSTAGRAM - @librarygoddessblog


Did you know that I give away a book each Monday!? This is inspired by some of my reading heroes - Donalyn Miller, John Schu, and Jennifer LeGarde. They each host book giveaways and I have always loved the idea, so now I am doing it too! Check out the Library Goddess Facebook page every Monday for your chance to win!

25 Books to Christmas

Each day in December, my toddler opened a book to help us countdown to Christmas! I love this tradition and I plan to keep doing until I just can't do it anymore! What are some of your family's holiday traditions?

Library Goddess Blog Posts

On the blog:
  • Let me toot your horn! *I didn't write this in October, but still sharing! I want to come visit you!

Looks like New Year's Resolution NUMBER 1 is to update the blog regularly! December was crazy and there are no new posts. What are your New Year's resolutions?

Columbia SC Moms Blog Posts

I am one of the contributors to the Columbia SC Moms Blog. Here are my posts from December!

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About Valerie Byrd Fort - Library Goddess

I spent 15 years as a librarian in elementary schools before deciding to take a break and stay home with my daughter. When my daughter is sleeping, I read and review children’s books and blog about my reading (and sometimes about my girl). I also teach Children’s Literature at the University of South Carolina as an Adjunct Professor for the School of Library and Information Science. I am passionate about the importance of reading and libraries. I am married to Marty Fort. He owns the Columbia Arts Academy and the Lexington School of Music. I enjoy cooking, Barre3, yoga, and reading. My favorite things to read are funny memoirs and young adult novels. I LOVE picture books, especially those about dogs and families. I am available for special projects, book talks, consulting, and speaking to teachers and librarians about books, kids, and reading. I am also very good with technology and am willing to create a presentation to suit your needs.