Happy Book Birthday, Bibli! 🎉 🎂The Friendly Bookshelf is officially added to Bibli's shelf (right next to our first book, The Blossom Shoppe!). Bibli’s dreams are officially coming true today as he sees the first-ever story about a bookshelf appear on shelves all over the world. We can't wait to celebrate with you all today during our Livestream at 4pm EST on Facebook and YouTube!
Thank you so much for making it possible for us to publish Bibli's story. So many people (old friends and new!) have put in so much time and effort into bringing this story to life and we are so grateful for your generosity and inspired by your kindness. You remind us of one of the most important messages we hope to share through The Friendly Bookshelf: Sometimes, all we need is the support of a friend to find the courage to share the stories we carry inside — thank you for being that friend for us! We will be sharing another note to thank all the people who went into making this story, but wanted to make sure we said that here, too!
While today, November 30th, marks an exciting culmination of many years of hard work, it is by no means "The End!" Today is just the start of Bibli's journey, and our journey to share the story's important messages with children around the world. We hope you'll continue to stick around as we utilize The Friendly Bookshelf and the SEL Research Framework which supported it to inspire kindness, inclusivity, and self-esteem, and, of course, the crucial belief that everyone has a story — a story worth telling.
Always be your-shelf! 📚
Caroline & Katherine
Sisters & Co-Authors of The Friendly Bookshelf