Library Goddess

Libraries. Books. Reading.

November 2017 Highlights

Check out highlights of what I've shared on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and my Library Goddess Blog in November!

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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

Sharing NOW because you still have time to do this! My daughter will be 3 in March, so we are celebrating her THIRD Christmas! Each year, I have done a countdown to Christmas using books. I start on December 1 and countdown to December 25. So easy to do and you do not have to do it the whole could always do 12 days to Christmas, 6 days to Christmas - whatever! Here is a link to a blog post I wrote for the Columbia SC Moms Blog with details about what I do!

Net Neutrality

I actually shared this pretty recently, so it doesn't really belong in a November highlights newsletter, but it is something to take action on NOW! I'm not going to pretend to be an expert about this and I do know it is political, but it doesn't seem to me like it should be?! Are you Republican/Democrat/Green Party/Nothing at all? Do you like affordable, high speed internet that is reliable and unfiltered? Probably. So, read up on this and contact Congress, no matter what your views are. You like the internets!

Columbia SC Moms Blog Posts

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

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.