Attention followers of Grey Havens YA… This is your Captain speaking. (Well, one of your Captains. You’re so awesome, you get two!)
I mean, Robyn here. Hey, how’s it going? I just wanted to take a moment to express how incredibly grateful I am to get to be a part of something as fantastic as Grey Havens YA.
Last Thursday, the Longmont Public Library asked Grey Havens YA to be a part of Pedalpalooza, aka the kick-off to their Summer Reading Program. We were given a table, and Kelly and I thought we’d sit there for a couple of hours handing out flyers and maybe asking a trivia question or two. I must say, Kelly created some wonderful flyers and handouts, and she even put together a book of some of our member’s artwork. We invited the members and families of Grey Havens YA to join us at the table, but we didn’t think it would be anything big or crazy, and we didn’t think we would get much of a turn out.
I had to arrive at the event late, and I felt bad because I was worried that Kelly would sitting at the table all alone and either swamped or bored. When I walked up to the library, I was surprised and delighted to see many of our members crowded around the table laughing, talking with patrons, and playing in the TARDIS. (One of our families built a TARDIS, can you believe it? I don’t. I personally think the Doctor left it here and he’s going to be coming back for it soon– keep your eyes peeled!)
At one point in the night, Kelly and I were standing away from the table with one of our member’s parents. Our young adults were talking to some library patrons and asking trivia questions. Kelly looked at me, laughed, and said, “We are superfluous at our own table!”
Yes. We were. We didn’t need to be there, and that was what made it so amazing. Grey Havens YA, I love watching you take ownership of your group. I love watching you get excited about our events and talking to people about what you love. I love watching you have fun with each other.
I will say it again: It is such a privilege to get to work with all of you. I know I speak for both Kelly and myself when I say that you continuously blow us away, and it lifts our spirits whenever we get to experience your awesomeness (which is each and every time we interact with each one of you).
I’m so excited for this summer and for all of our future endeavors!