The 6- but almost 7-year-old West Ridge resident Katie Lizzie Drew and I had been talking about some important things—the tooth fairy and her favorite animals—before publication of the second half of her interview was delayed by the Voices from the Whittier Elementary School Field House series. But Katie Lizzie Drew, a pseudonym chosen by the Latina girl in homage to her favorite detective Nancy Drew, probably wouldn’t mind.
She’s a big fan of her own school’s library. It’s big, she says, and has lots of books. The kids get to do crafts while they wait to check out books. There is also a big rug, she describes, where kids can sit and read on their own or listen to stories.
She and her family have been following the events at Whittier closely, and thinks the field house building would be a fun place for a library. It just needs some paint and a new roof, she says.