Ray, Virginia Lawrence 1937-

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Ray, Virginia Lawrence 1937-

PERSONAL:

Born September 19, 1937, in Bradford, VT; daughter of Harry (a farmer) and Carolyn (a homemaker) Lawrence; married Richard Worden, December 21, 1957 (divorced); married Albert T. Ray, August 5, 1978; children: (first marriage) Terry, Kathryn Worden Liebal, Kelly Worden Ahlfeld; (second marriage) Dave (stepson). Ethnicity: "White." Education: Lyndon State College, B.S.Ed.; University of Vermont, M.Ed. Politics: Independent. Religion: United Church of Christ. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, cooking, gardening, skiing, walking, birding.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Bennington, VT. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Teacher and librarian at schools in Bennington, VT, 1973-2000; Woodford School District, Woodford, VT, librarian, 2002-05. Friends of the Library, board member.

MEMBER:

National Education Association, Retired Teachers Association, Vermont Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma (president).

WRITINGS:

School Wide Book Events: How to Make Them Happen, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2003.

SIDELIGHTS:

Virginia Lawrence Ray told CA: "Having spent thirty-some years as a classroom teacher and elementary school librarian, I've had a lifelong passion with books. After my retirement it seemed only natural to write a book about children and reading. I wanted to share some activities that had given my professional life its meaning. I wrote School Wide Book Events: How to Make Them Happen in the hope that other teachers and librarians could make them happen in their work with children."