Our Blogging Team
Becky C, Editor
Becky likes to read … A LOT. When she’s not reading, she likes to pretend that she can garden. Her thumb has no hint of green whatsoever but luckily her plants are forgiving. Her favorite books are The Shannara series by Terry Brooks.
Angela F, Editor
Angela loves pro football, small fuzzy animals, the world’s best nieces, and that one time she got to jump out of a plane. Her reading references are as varied as her interests, though she particularly loves quirky nonfiction and unusual memoirs. She refuses to pick one “favorite” book, but admits that her copy of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is particularly dog-eared.
Megan B, Contributor
Wife, mom, sister, friend, librarian, photographer, amateur cook, professional house cleaner, and all around good person. Megan likes to chat, exercise, and travel! In her perfect world it is always sunny, 70 degrees, she gets to create, and she can eat chocolate forever without gaining a pound.
Lisa B, Contributor
Lisa lives for family and trips to the ocean, loves dogs (especially her Scotty, Isabella), loves books in any form, laughs too loud, and carries her iPad everywhere. Working at the library brings together many passions in service to community. She is the manager of the library’s reading service for people who are print-impaired, and board member and technology chair for the International Association of Audio Information Services.
Becky B, Contributor
Becky loves to read, swim, watch movies and spend family time with her parents, brother’s family, daughters and grandchildren. One of her longtime favorite books is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. She’s been reading it to kids and adults alike since the 70′s.
Benita B, Contributor
Benita loves History, trivia, and movie lines. She prefers to read fiction, but will read the occasional biography or books on personal finances. Her favorite book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
Carol C, Contributor
Carol waited until she was forty to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her big epiphany was that it had to be something to do with books. (duh) Carol reads several different genres of fiction and the occasional biography or history book. You can find her plying the library trade all over the county.
Heather G, Contributor
Heather (Miss Heather to most) has many, many children–but none that live at her house. She is a little crafty, somewhat musical, and loves to cook and eat! She likes to read cookbooks, memoirs (a kind of autobiography) and novels. Her favorite book from childhood is Whose Mouse Are You?
Amy G, Contributor
Amy quietly played art librarian in the back seat of an Oldsmobile for years before seriously considering the profession. Her favorite books are cookbooks, picture books, atlases, books about books, and biographies (particularly artists’ memoirs). She appreciates steady penmanship, cotton paper, and handwritten letters.
Mari H, Contributor
Mari remembers when angel sleeves were popular. Her favorite book at that time was the 101 Dalmatians. When everyone was wearing leg warmers and prairie skirts, she was immersed in Middle-earth. Flannel shirts remind her of encounters with Annie Dillard, Toni Morrison, and Milan Kundera. Nowadays, she is learning to sew her own clothes, reads a lot, and enjoys helping people find books they will love.
Lettie H, Contributor
Lettie loves library patrons, reading and chilling with her family. She’s a librarian, mom, and dog owner who wants to connect you to your natural inner joy. She loves reading about how to do that through yoga, meditation, and kindness. Lettie geeks community – especially ours. Jonathan Safran Foer wrote Everything is Illuminated to wake her up, laughing and crying, to the beauty and madness of being alive.
Marra H, Contributor
For years, Marra would visit libraries, browse the shelves, and ponder what she wanted to be when she grew up. And the library was exactly where she was supposed to be. While she won’t confess to a “favorite” book, she freely admits a deep obsession with audiobooks and proudly owns 2 old-school boomboxes.
Kris L, Contributor
Books … Kris loves them … she loves to read them, share them, talk about them! Her favorite book is The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.
Ian M, Contributor
Ian plays chess, go, and many other games. He was the captain of the IU Ultimate frisbee team for a year while getting his Master of Library Science degree. He plays several instruments and has worked as a street musician in Boston, New York, Cambridge, and Dublin, and he is also a piano teacher. His main reading interest is science fiction, and one of his favorite books is Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh.
Karen N, Contributor
Karen has always spent time in libraries, she just didn’t know she would grow-up and (eventually) find her way to working in one. She’s picked up a smattering of useful phrases and words in languages beyond spoken English because they’re fun to know, and sometimes very useful in helping people find what they need at the library. She reads information books because they’re interesting, science fiction because it pulls your brain to other places, historic fiction because she would really like to go back in time and the daily newspaper because it’s format is old-school and it really is a good way to know what is happening in the world.
Sara P, Contributor
Sara is a librarian, technology lover, and parent who loves to read fiction. Her favorite book is Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.
Mary V, Contributor
Mary enjoys reading books in both paper & digital format, loves carbo-loading before runs, and collects pin-back buttons. She is also passionate about both the idea and the actuality of public libraries, and all the resources and activities they offer to all types of customers. One of her favorite books — because there is ALWAYS more than one way to look at something — is Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld.
Becky W, Contributor
Becky interviewed presidents as a journalist but she left that world to become a librarian — a job that she enjoys ALMOST as much as she enjoys being a grandma. Her favorite book is the Bible.
Rebecca W, Contributor
Rebecca loves dogs, travel, and books – especially history and historical fiction. Her favorite book is The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.