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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library… October 18, 2011

I had been online last night investigating a new set of food allergy books to bring in to my son’s class.  I saw several great new options and thought about buying a copy for my son’s elementary school library.


But before I did, I checked with the librarian to see if they already had a copy and if she needed the copies to come with a library binding to withstand many reads.  Not only did our fantastic librarian prefer the sturdier binding but she offered to order the books herself.


She admitted that with all the various curriculum requirements and more than 10,000 new children’s books published each year, she hadn’t considered how important it would be to have food allergy books in her library.  This issue will now be one of her talking points at the next faculty meeting.


Maintaining a school library is no easy feat.  Perhaps your elementary or middle school librarian could also use the food allergy suggestion.   Educating your FA child’s peers is an essential step in keeping him/her safe and a great opportunity for them to show how thoughtful and caring they are.


2 Responses to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library…”

  1. Ellen Says:

    Great idea! What books did you purchase for the school?

    • malawer Says:

      I was looking at The Peanut Free Cafe (by Gloria Koster and Maryann Cocca-Leffler) and the No Biggie Bunch series (by Heather Mehra). They looked age appropriate, featured relatable characters, and discussed real-world elementary school situations so I thought they could be a good addition to our at-home library. I was thrilled our librarian was so keen on ordering them for the school!

      Once I receive them, I’ll review the books on the blog.


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