Sunday, March 3, 2024

Books for Sarah: A Heartfelt Tribute to a Young Book Lover

The Southlake Public Library is honoring the memory of Sarah Lacy, a former Carroll Independent School District student who passed away in January 2020.

To honor Sarah Lacy’s memory, the community donated books that reflected her passion for reading. Sarah enjoyed a variety of books, but she had a special fondness for fantasy and dystopian fiction. Some of the books that captured her imagination were The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, and the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld.

The library has received more than 300 books donated by Sarah’s family and friends who wanted to share her passion for reading with others. Each book contains a bookplate with Sarah’s name and a note of remembrance.

On January 2, 2024, several of Sarah’s friends, who are now in college, gathered at Town Hall to remember her and place the bookplates in the books. They also shared stories and memories of Sarah, describing her as a kind, smart, and creative person who always had a smile on her face.

“We are honored to celebrate Sarah’s life and spirit by sharing her love of books and reading,” said Stacy Wells, Youth Librarian. “She was a bright star in our community, and we want to keep her light shining.”

A selection of the Books for Sarah titles will be on display from February 5 to February 16.

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