Born, raised, and educated in New England, this librarian, writer, and mom of two is Publicity Coordinator at PARMA Recordings, and has published work through N2 Publishing and Overdrive’s Perspectives on Reading. She has also contributed regularly to a readers’ advisory blog for Wiggin Memorial Library and to her Jewish library blog, Sara Safranit.
As children’s librarian in Stratham, NH, Sara helped the Wiggin Memorial Library reach IMLS National Medal Finalist status, ran the Make a Difference Club bringing in notable guests and helping local charities, teamed up with the chief of police for a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program incentive supporting early literacy, worked with the conservation commission, selectmen, parks department, and public works to install and maintain a StoryWalk through the town forest, and welcomed members of the community for guest appearances for themed story times.
Sara has served on the board of trustees for the New Hampshire Writers’ Project and the Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library, and is a member of the Association of Jewish Libraries and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
She lives in New Hampshire, where she enjoys skiing, fooling around on the piano and sax, practicing taekwondo, and anything else she can do to avoid washing the dishes.
About Sara’s Work
Saranit, Jewish book blog
Perspectives on Reading, Overdrive
The Byron Society
Wiggin Kids! monthly library column