If you’re nosy like I am, you may wonder what people are reading. And if you think librarians have the inside scoop on all the best books (which we do, of course), then maybe you wonder what we librarians are reading. So, here is what some of the Boardwalk staff are reading this week.
Sometimes, people are afraid to approach librarians for help because they assume that we’re busy. We are, but whatever we are doing is less of a priority than connecting you with the information you need. If you want to know what the library offers, please ask us. We are eager to assist!
Working at the library, we often get asked for book suggestions. While we're delighted to help you select the perfect summer read, we thought that we might also share some of the books that the staff here in Excelsior is currently reading. Are the following titles good? Most of us haven't finished reading them yet, but these books were certainly interesting enough to catch our attention.
Library Employee Places 3rd in "Strive to Thrive" Walking Challenge
Cheryl is our healthy champion at the Antioch Branch. She encourages us to participate in group events, make healthy choices, feel good, and be happier at work. If your group or business is interested in participating next year, contact Strive to Thrive ... or ask Cheryl about it.
Last week, I blogged about the new hours that the library is now open. This week, I would like to talk about the new faces you will be seeing in the branch. In order to have enough help to cover staffing for the new hours and to meet the needs of our customers, there has been a flurry of hiring going on. We have hired 5 new staff members and a 6th will be here within the next month.
It is with incomprehensible sadness that we say goodbye to one of the Midwest Genealogy Center's favorite staff members. Bill Tresenriter passed away on October 11, 2011. Bill was constantly ready with a witty remark and a smile. He was always willing to help both staff and patrons with whatever they needed. If you needed an ear to listen, Bill was there. He could lighten a mood seemingly without even trying. He was a devoted employee, ever ready to do what he could to make everyone laugh.
We at the Riverside Branch are grieving the loss of our co-worker and Assistant Manager, Lois Unger. Many of you remember her smile. When I first arrived at Riverside, I was amazed that Lois knew almost every customer that entered. Almost every customer was greeted by name, accompanied by her wonderful smile.