Val has always been driven to help others in life, coming from a large family [1 of 7 kids!] they understand the importance of reading. From a young age, Val’s Great Grandmother [life long Librarian and mature MBA scholar at the age of 65] engrained the love of books into their life. Val continues to shine that light with their nieces and nephews and strive to inspire a new generation to love reading as much as they do. Their favorite thing to learn is about the environment and their favorite book is Put me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire.