Carole & Stan Fiore
I think I always wanted to be a librarian - to connect people with books and information. Being a children's librarian - first in a school library, then in public libraries, and now as a library consultant - has allowed me to do that. My husband, Stan, and I want to make sure that all children have access to the best materials and well-trained librarians to guide them. Supporting the Association for Library Service to Children through this planned giving gift will provide future support for many of the programs that will do just that. From supporting the work of the numerous ALSC committees to supporting scholarship opportunities for children's librarians, from recognizing the best materials for children to supporting research into best practices, supporting ALSC will allow Stan and me to touch the future.
- Carole Fiore, Charter Member of the Legacy Society
I suspect that many of us who work with children and books were born with a special gene that manifests itself in a love of literature. Or perhaps we just were blessed as I was with a mother who read aloud to me from infancy on and introduced me to fine illustrators like Jessie Wilcox Smith and N. C. Wyeth. Unfortunately, not all children are this lucky. By leaving a bequest to ALSC to support early literacy, I hope more children will grow up loving books and reading.
- Ellin Greene, Charter Member of the ALA Legacy Society