The children’s library was like a treasure cave, but instead of gold, diamonds and rubies, it was filled with books. She stood at the entrance, her mouth a round “o” of disbelief.
The librarian came forward. “ Welcome to the children’s room. Do you have a library card?”
The girl tore her eyes away from the bulging shelves to stare at the librarian. She was smiling at the girl.
She could not find her voice. She shook her head.
“Good, I’m so glad I can help you today. Step over to my desk and we will get you all set, ok?”
The girl, still speechless, nodded once and followed the librarian back to her desk in the middle of the room.
“I’m Miss Brown. What’s your name?”
“Ava,” the girl finally answered.
“Ava is a pretty name. And your last name?”
“Jensen. Ava Louise Jensen is my name.”
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