Libraries: let’s find books!
AUTHOR MARY NOVAK WALSH
FORMAT PORTRAIT; 210MM X 297MM; PAPERBACK
Sam is a little boy who learns how to find his way around a library – and – he discovers how useful a library can be!
Simply written and beautifully illustrated this book will help children and young scholars understand library layout and classification and so feel ‘at home’ in a library.
Mary Novak Walsh studied at North Western Polytechnic School of Librarianship. She worked as the librarian in London for a firm of quantity surveyors and then for a company of civil engineers. Later, in South Africa, she joined Cape Town City Libraries and became the branch head of Observatory Public Library.
Married, with three children, she lives in Cape Town. Now retired she enjoys reading, travel and assisting with various projects. When helping with a literacy programme at a primary school she noticed the need for library guidance and this gave her the inspiration for this book.
Kate Boyes was raised surrounded by books as her mom was a public librarian. Kate would assist her during the school holidays – shelving books and helping with the story time activities. She studied fine art at UCT and then worked full time for the library as an assistant and running story-time.
Later Kate became manager of the children’s section at Hyde Park Exclusive Books. Her love for illustration was realised when Kate became a freelance illustrator.