Monday, March 09, 2015

Love Happens @ the Library

Just married!
Libraries build communities. I am sure that you have heard that phrase many times. Well, the seeds of love can be planted and will grow at the library, as well.

On Valentine’s Day 2015, there was a wedding at the Titusville Branch Library. The couple came to me and said that the library was an important place to them. The library was where they met, and from that meeting, they fell in love. They asked to book the meeting room for their wedding.

Arielle Phillips and Edward Webb, now Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Arielle Webb, had a lovely ceremony here at the library. The room was nicely decorated and the event was perfectly orchestrated. The bride was beautiful in her gown and the groom was handsome. As picturesque as they were, the show was stolen by the two gorgeous flower girls.

Flower girls without butterflies
While waiting for the wedding to start, two beautiful flower girls were looking around in the youth area as they waited for the ceremony to start. I found the perfect book for them, Flower Girl Butterflies by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard; illustrated by Christian Kromer. This story is about Sarah, who has been chosen to be the flower girl in her Aunt Robin’s wedding. Sarah is naturally excited and frightened about this request. She fears that she may drop the basket, or trip and fall over her long dress while coming down the aisle. Even more frightening is the fear that everyone will be looking at her. Her stomach is feeling funny, almost fluttering like butterflies dancing around in her tummy. The whole family reassures her that she will do a great job at the wedding. This story is a great celebration of family life and African American traditions. Kromer illustrates the multigenerational family and the wedding with vivid color and excitement.

Darlene Worford
Titusville Library

2 comments:

G. Jones said...

That is the best book review I have ever read. I can't believe that after you told a library love story, you managed to review a book as well. Bravo, Darlene!

Anonymous said...

I agree. I loved your story about the wedding,the flower girls, and the perfect book that you found them.

L. Wilson