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What's Joy Herrera, director of children's services at Tarpon Springs Library, reading?

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Kids aren't the only ones who visit the desk of Joy Herrera, director of children's services at the Tarpon Springs Library. "I realized I was frequently getting questions from parents and grandparents like, 'What would be a good book for my child?' '' said Herrera, who holds a master's degree in library science from the University of South Florida. So Herrera developed the Book Club for Adults Who Read Children's Books. The free program is a chance for grownups interested in books for kids to exchange information as well as "just a place for people who want to stay aware of what's going on in children's literature.'' The next session will be at 2 p.m. April 28.

What's on your nightstand?

I read something during the day and something else at home. Usually, during the lunch hour, I read children's or young adult literature. Right now that book is Eli the Good by Silas House. I picked it out because in the description of the book, it said it takes place during the U.S. Bicentennial, 1976. I knew I'd enjoy it. It would be a chance for me to relive that era.

What about the book at home?

It's adult literature, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. I wanted to read it because I like books that take place in Great Britain. It's a good one.

Piper Castillo, Times staff writer

What's Joy Herrera, director of children's services at Tarpon Springs Library, reading? 04/17/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:22pm]

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