Hi, everyone! I was tempted to come up with some cheesy opening, like "Melissa's the name--reading's my game," but since I can't provide complimentary wine and crackers with the cheese, I thought I'd best just press on. My name's Melissa Rabey, and I'm delighted that Liz has invited me to contribute to A Chair, a Fireplace and a Tea Cozy. I've been a big fan of the blog for a long time, so it's great to be here contributing!
I'm the teen librarian at the C. Burr Artz Public Library, part of Frederick County Public Libraries in Frederick, MD. For several years, I've been a proud member of YALSA. I've served on the Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults and Youth Participation committees. Currently I'm the chair of Organization and Bylaws, as well as serving as an ex officio member of the YALSA Board of Directors.
At my blog, Librarian by Day, I review books and discuss other thoughts about teens. I have a great love for historical fiction and realistic fiction--as well as a soft spot for anything with a pink cover. As today's bit of blatant self-promotion, I'm standing for election to the 2011 Printz Committee. I hope that you'll enjoy the posts I make here at Tea Cozy and that you'll take a look at my blog.
Thanks for having me here! [curls up in her own chair with a cup of hot chocolate]