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Link to Libraries Hosts Local Author at Kensington School

SPRINGFIELD — Link to Libraries recently hosted local author Natasha Lowe at Kensington International School in Springfield. Lowe spent more than an hour with the third grade, discussing life as an author and reading from her latest novel, Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle.

“Natasha was so incredibly generous to volunteer to share her experiences and her marvelous new book with students at Kensington,” said Laurie Flynn, president and CEO of Link to Libraries. “The kids sat in rapt attention as she talked with them about courage, persistence, and creativity. And when she gave them each a copy of her book and offered to sign it for them, they were over the moon.

“I believe that reading and writing are equally important when it comes to literacy. Since taking the helm at Link to Libraries this past fall, it’s been my hope that we can incorporate more author visits into our program” Flynn continued. “Connecting with an author can be such a profound experience, inspiring children both to read and to understand that telling their own stories in their own voices is a possibility. We are forever grateful to Natasha and look forward to hosting many authors to come.”

Lucy Castor Finds Her Sparkle is Lowe’s fourth novel.

“I’m just bowled over by the incredible work Link to Libraries does,” the author said. “Getting books into the hands of kids is a small thing that can make a big difference. A book can offer a child a magical world to escape into. They become like old friends, to be read over and over again. I had such a wonderful time visiting Kensington School this morning and sharing Lucy with all the third-graders.”

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