Lois Lowry's Blog
Boy + Dream = Library
Back in 2004, when Robert (or R.J.) Bolian, then eleven years old, first contacted me, it was because he had decided that his town—Rollinsford, New Hampshire—needed a library. I agreed with him. I told him then that a town with no library was like a body with no heart. It took him a while—three years; he is now fourteen—and a lot of work and fundraising (a cookbook, bake sales, a craft show, donatons) and imagination. But here is Robert signing the lease on the space that will soon be Rollinsford's public library.
I plan myself, to send him...or rather, the library...lots of books. I have many more than I have shelf space for and I can't imagine a better home for them. Good work, R.J.!