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November 18, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2020 1st Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
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Author: Robin Bennett "Go Be the Light!"

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Kearney Public Library, Meadowlark Elementary School, and Kearney Public Schools are proud to host a free book launch party for local author and teacher Robin Bennett. Her new children’s book “Go Be the Light!” will be published in early December.

At the event, Bennett will take questions from the audience and talk about how her long career in Kearney Public Schools, where she is a first-grade teacher, inspired the book. Bennett shared “I have always wanted to write a book, it has been a lifelong goal! After the sad event of losing my husband, and feeling all of the love and support from my students, colleagues, neighbors, friends, and family, I wanted to write about the importance of being the light and sharing love and kindness with others.  It is my hope that this book honors my husband, Scott, and in some way inspires others to share their light with the world.”

“Go Be the Light!” is the story of Lester, a firefly who suddenly loses his tail's special glow. Even though his glow is gone, he learns how to gain it back by spreading kindness and looking for the good in each day. “Go Be the Light!” is the perfect book to help children — and adults — learn the importance of sharing their light with the world. After the story, the book includes a journal that prompts readers to reflect on their blessings and make plans for spreading kindness. 

Every student or parent who has ever passed through Bennett’s classroom knows her kindness, warmth, and commitment to encouraging children to be their best selves. Now, they can carry it with them.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. If you pre-ordered a copy, the library is making available a bookplate for her to sign that can be added to your copy when it arrives!

This program is free and open to the public. This collaborative program is presented by Kearney Public Library, Meadowlark Elementary School, and Kearney Public Schools. Please join us for this exciting event!

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