One of the Library Ladies
November 01, 2012
Because I love books and people, I have found my job in the library to be the perfect place for me. I find joy in helping people locate just the right book to read or learning how to print something on the computer. My grandchildren, living in Liberty, often call and ask me to get certain books for them. They think I am their own personal librarian! I find so much pleasure in having a patron return a book I recommended and tell me how much they enjoyed reading it. Sometimes, they bring it back and say thanks, but I really didn’t like this book. That’s okay also.
At a recent event in our community, I discovered that patrons look to us for help even when we are not behind the desk! During our parade, a patron and I discussed the library. She offered me a small suggestion for improvement. As we were listening to a local band, another patron pulled a slip of paper out of his wallet to ask me, if he came in, if we could help him find this book. I was pushing my granddaughter on the park swings and a 4th grader recognized me from the Library. He then began to ask me all about using the Internet in the Library. I didn’t mind this "shop talk" because I am glad that patrons look on us as friends with whom they can have a discussion.
Our library system has many services to offer to our communities. Whether it's DVDs for Family Video Night, help downloading to a Nook or Kindle, learning a new skill through the online learning program, or finding just the right book, the people who work for MCPL are willing to help. I’ve been referred to as "one of the Library Ladies." It’s a title that I love.
Jean Ann G.
Lone Jack Branch