A Literary Prayer (with a nod to Irish Writer Samuel Beckett who made famous the literary truism that all poetry is prayer)

We are thought leaders

in the library space

This space to Inquire




A place where words take wing

when we commit to the power of 10

building a culture of digital literacy and citizenship

and 38,000 reasons why

school libraries are a civil right


And so we must lead brave to





Our faith is in the future

of future-ready stories

without limits

without walls

without end,


~found poem, sourced from notes at Lilead Fellows meeting, Columbus, Ohio, November 2015

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops for children and adults. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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