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Rainha's Story: Lyn Miller-Lachmann on the Importance of Reading and Libraries


I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Lyn Miller-Lachmann during a reference interview in the Young Adult and Children’s room at the Columbus Library.

Who knew that Lyn, a dynamic young adult author, lives in the neighborhood? And that she is also an extreme advocate for supporting and demanding increased and continued funding for libraries?

Who says nothing exciting ever happens at the info desk?

Lyn’s little lego story about Rainha and reading has warmed my heart and made me want to share it with you – so here’s RAINHA’S STORY.

It pays to know how to read. These folks thought they were going to Rio de Janeiro but they misread the sign and ended up in Reykjavik. Brrr.


Inappropriate clothing for a Scandinavian winter was a problem easily solved by a pile of money and a Carnival queen's gold crown.
However, had Rainha spent more time reading, she wouldn't have lost her crown.
While Rainha bemoaned the loss of her crown, her friends enjoyed Iceland's famous hot springs.


If the powers that be gave the libraries more money, Rainha would have went to the library more and never encountered this problem—to understand this more fully read Lyn’s accompanying article but warning it was a post from last week so it’s already obsolete—Instead of signing a petition, Lyn now suggests writing letters.

Catch the Lyn’s latest post—an unassuming tale about a governor and a rather crowded bridge.

Of course after meeting Lyn I couldn’t help but ask her about her latest book called Rogue—then I looked at it then and started reading it (here's a review). I must say so far it is fantastic—I’d let you read it after me—but I’ve already promised to lend it to a certain now crownless Queen first.


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Thank you!

Thank you for the wonderful write-up -- and for all your help last week when I was putting together the series on the bridge scandal. In fact, one of the pictures is from your children's area!

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