by Gary Mlodzik Photos by Gary Mlodzik Those that travel the Pacific Northwest often hear of the riches of the Microsoft millionaires in Washington, see the influence of the Nike Empire in Oregon, and play in the ski resorts of Idaho. There is certainly plenty of wealth to be enjoyed, but that wealth does not […]

By Gary Mlodzik Photographs by Denise Gary When I call a library in a high poverty community and offer the Grow Your Library program, which includes 200 books for the library, along with a story time event and books for participating children to keep—all free of charge—the response goes one of two ways: happy for […]

by Gary Mlodzik Photographs by Gary Mlodzik A well-told story will hold even a superhero’s attention . . . and a few soccer players, quite a few girl scouts and a princess or two! These characters and more attended a special reading of Starfish on the Beach at the Holbrook Public Library in Holbrook, AZ […]