While it is still four months away preparations for the 2010 edition of ‘Drop Everything And Read’ are underway. DEAR is sponsored by the British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association (BCTLA), and celebrates National School Library Day (the last Monday in October). So, be sure to mark Monday, October 25th on your calendar. To view, and download, copies the beautiful posters (three this year!) created by our web-guru, graphics-whiz, and dear colleague, Al Smith, please visit the website of the BCTLA. And make sure to follow the official DEAR blog for updates and news as the event unfolds. I’m extremely excited and honoured to be helping bring DEAR to fruition this year! Many, many thanks to Karen Lindsay for both her support and guidance. She has placed a great deal of her trust in me to keep DEAR growing; I will work hard to keep this terrific advocacy adventure going!