This year is our 20th anniversary of taking storytimes to young children in Oakland preschools, including Head Starts and CDCs, through the efforts of our trained volunteer storyreaders. We will be celebrating all year with posts on the history and future of Books for Wider Horizons.
First up is an interview with Gay Ducey. Gay is a nationally-known storyteller and has been training our volunteers since the beginning. Her commitment to this program is legendary within the library, and she is a beloved mentor to all our volunteers.
We interviewed Gay on Saturday, October 11.
How and why did Books for Wider Horizons start?
As a group, OPL’s children’s librarians were not happy seeing only the children whose parents brought them to