You can find it all at the media center. Last week every student at White Oak Middle School came to the library in their reading classes to find books that sparked their interest and imagination. All the usual questions popped up. “Mrs. Cooper, is this a good book?” “Do you have any good books in this library?” “I don’t like reading. Can you still find me a book?” The answer is always YES! I firmly believe there is a right book for every student. Maybe they have not found it yet. Maybe they don’t know where to look. Maybe they need a little help discovering their interests. This is my favorite part of the day. I get to start the investigative process. What are you hobbies? Sports? Animals? Video Games? What do you like to watch on television? As soon as I glean enough knowledge about what they like, I can direct them to a variety of great books. I love watching students get excited about finally finding a book they enjoy. I always make the students a promise when they check out. I tell them that if they don’t like the book to bring it back, and we will find the perfect book next time. There are so many wonderful genres of books for our students to discover. I love the inspirational words of Garrison Keillor, “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” I hope our students find lots of gifts in the library this year.