Passionate About Reading
When you hear the words Passionate About Reading spoken in a room filled with
teachers and librarians, the
name Steve Layne is likely to roll quickly off of someone's tongue. Whether he's keynoting
a library conference in New Hampshire, training pre-service teachers at Judson University
in Illinois, presenting a seminar in Alaska, talking with school children on Guam, or
just going one-on-one with a new acquaintance at the local Starbucks - his contagious love
for books spills out and over into everything he does. He is, in the words of a recent
seminar participant, "the most powerful instrument of change to cross my path in 30+
years working in the schools."
mission statement is simple and hasnt changed since he began
speaking as an educator and author several years ago. "Building
lifetime readers is what its all about for reading teachers and librarians.
If we arent doing that - what are we doing? We have to be about this business with
every fiber of our being. Infectious - thats what they should call us!
Professionally speaking, from my perspective at least, there isnt time for much
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