what we do and who we are

Our Mission:
“Cultivating curiosity: researching and creating content supporting literacy, learning, creativity, and contemplation."

Formerly "The Little Sister", now known as "The Listener"
Sonja Daniels-Moehle is a lifelong lover of learning, constant creator of art, and can often be found exploring the woods and lake near her home in Northern Michigan. When she was old enough to hold a crayon she began supporting her family, as together they create and facilitate community art projects, workshops, and classes.  Lately, she fills her days exploring art-making, continuing ongoing scientific research, and working hard to find ways to keep the community around her inspired, one discovery at a time.

Formerly known as "The Big Sister", now known as "The Thinker"
Born at the turn of the century Nadia Daniels-Moehle hails from an elusive spot in Northern Michigan. A life-long artist, Nadia believes that through art, story, and education the world can transform and she hopes to help that transformation along, in any way she can. When not reading, she is either writing, drawing, painting, studying the humanities, or thinking philosophical thoughts. To share art and connection online, Nadia is currently working on CognEYEzant, a 365 day long art project that features daily artistic representations of eyes. 

Formerly known as "The Mom", now known as "The Researcher"

Amy Daniels-Moehle grew up in Detroit in the 70s-80s and found her place in the world as a researcher focused on the intersection of community building, brain science, culture curation, education research, and supporting literacy and libraries. She lives in the woods with her best friends (aka her family, including a very small dog); there, she has managed to turn a sandy yard into a pollinator paradise and thankfully has a home library that can keep her occupied for a long, long time.

"Facts lead us to knowledge, stories lead us to wisdom." 
Rachel Naomi Remen

Aww, look at how young we were...

The Books for Walls Project is a family of four living life in a house full of books, navigating this wild and wonderful world one story at a time.

Each of us found our own path to the library.  The Mom is what you’d call a bibliophile, her relationship with books began decades ago with an invitation from the children's librarian to story-time. The Mom readied herself for sacred story-time by taking off her shoes and socks –she’s been that comfortable with the library ever since. The Dad took a little coaxing, but once there he was pleasantly surprised “there were other dads, with kids!" The Sisters have grown up in the library they both learned how to write their names with a simple process in mind: to get a library card, a patron must sign the card. The librarians were eager to help the fledgling library lovers begin their own relationship with the library. 

At the library you’ll be met with the quiet of books, but you’ll also find community, free concerts, access to the Internet, movies and music. As if by magic, time slows down at the library, and if that is not enough, the library also comes with librarians and volunteers, many smiling, all ready to help you navigate the library and find your own way to enjoy.

Adapted from our "Real Story" at www.ilovelibraries.org, an initiative of the American Library Association.