Rita Meade

Rita Meade is a public library manager (and children's librarian at heart) who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Here at Book Riot, she hosts the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly bookish advice show. She reads as much as she possibly can (and it's still never enough), reviews children's books for "School Library Journal," and is the author of a forthcoming picture book called Edward Gets Messy (Simon & Schuster Young Readers, 2016). She also occasionally writes about funny library stuff over on her blog, and even less occasionally sings in a librarian band. Blog: Screwy Decimal Twitter: @screwydecimal

Dear Book Nerd: “What’s the Best Pick-Up Line to Use on a Librarian?”

Stolen Reading

Book-O’-Lanterns!

The (Unfair) Fight Against School Librarians

What Would a World Without Libraries Look Like? Kids Have Their Say.

Sexism on the Shelves?

The Conversation We Should Really Be Having About Summer Reading List Errors

When Book Graffiti Goes Bad

New Yorkers Organize 24-Hour Read-In for Libraries!

5 Ways to Help Your Local Library Right Now (The Best of Book Riot)