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on Thursday, 29 January 2009 in Uncategorized

The news of retired Greenwich, CT children's librarian (but in no way retired from the Children's book-and-library world)  Kate McClelland's death in a senseless accident (broad daylight, allegedly drunk driver) is shocking. A doubly shocking loss because her colleague, Kathy Krasniewicz, was also killed, both of them in a taxi headed to Denver Airport following the ALA mid-winter convention.  I did not know her colleague but I knew Kate, admired her colorful and voluminous clothes, and appreciated her spirit and enthusiasm and sense of humor.  There will be many public tributes in the days to come as people try to come to terms with such staggering news; this is simply a private statement of what a gift Kate was to the world of literature and of children, and how greatly she'll be missed.

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Laura G Monday, 29 November 1999

That is my wedding day! I will have to wait until next year.

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anne Monday, 29 November 1999

And I am going to a wedding, but wish to attend this event some day. Might I recommend Embassy Circle B&B if your accommodations have not yet been secured?

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