Pamela’s Posts

Pamela Beere Briggs is a writer and filmmaker who never forgot her joyful time in a Japanese kindergarten. It led her to believe that every child should have the opportunity to love learning. She will be sending missives from her home and backyard. Reuse and Repair are two of her favorite explorations.

Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

Foundation and Framing

When in doubt, go to the library. J. K. Rowling The foundation for the downstairs garage/upstairs library has been poured and our message to ourselves and any future inhabitants has been permanently recorded via a nail as my writing instrument. Bill realized that once the walls go up, we will have to read our message

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Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

Library + Tea & Biscuits

A retired teacher in Italy converted this charming truck into a mobile library and drives it to rural villages so that children who don’t have easy access to libraries can check out books. When I told Natalie I would love to convert a vehicle into a Mobile Bookshop/Tea Shop that could visit homebound older people—to

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Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

It Began With a Page

How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way We are building a library because we love books and we love to read so much. While this space will most often feature stories and discoveries we make in the process of building our library, I will occasionally write about a book that I love too much not to

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Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

Halloween Book Treats

Sharing our love of books is fun For the second year in a row, we set up our Halloween book give-away and it was exhilarating to see how enthusiastic and appreciative everyone, both children and adults, was when they saw the boxes organized by picture books, middle grade books, young adult, and books for parents.

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Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

A Tiny Good Thing

We have been thinking about, researching, and planning our library project off and on for a dozen years. One good thing about things taking longer than you expect is that it allows for more learning. I will be sharing on this website not only the building of our downstairs garage/upstairs library+studio, but also the amazing

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Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

The Little Free Library

This is our Little Free Library. It is such an active library that Bill, who is our official curator, must check it every other day to make sure it is full, but not too full (so that it is easy to peruse the books). This picture I took today makes me think it’s a bit

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Confessions of a Book Lover
Pamela Beere Briggs

Building a Library

Our family is a trio of book-lovers. We love reading all types of stories—both fiction and non-fiction. We get excited about researching subjects we know nothing about, learning new details about subjects we know more about, and sharing what we learn around our dinner table. A dozen years ago, Bill, Natalie and I started fantasizing

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