In 2015, I was asked if I could save our town’s school library. It was in desperate shape, and we had no librarian and no funding. Getting it back on its feet was a major job.

At the time, I wasn’t in great shape myself. But how could I turn my back on a library in trouble?

Reader, I said yes.

I didn’t know it then, but that was the beginning of near 1000 hours of volunteer work — and some major life lessons. Today I’m over at MG Book Village talking about what it was like to bring that library back to life — and how it taught me about the power of funny books. Come and visit — and definitely check out MG Book Village while you’re there! It’s a wonderful blog and community for middle-grade writers and readers.