|New Youth Librarian|
|Friday, 11 January 2013 14:28|
If you stop into the children's section of the Oskaloosa Public Library, you may see a new face behind the desk. CRI's Clarissa Molyneux has the details.
"These are kind of interesting. We've got a couple of kits that teachers can us," says Liz Anderson.
Liz Anderson gives an example of some of the benefits of the youth program at the library. Starting her position as the youth librarian this week, Anderson is thrilled to be working with the local community. From an early age, Anderson has always had a love of books.
"And then in my senior year of college, to kind of relax, I would start reading young adult books, you know, books written for teens and kids and then reading blogs that reviewed these books and you know, one day I was talking to a friend and telling her how I had been doing this lately and she suggested that maybe, you know, becoming a librarian would be a good suggestion for me because I love talking about books so much," says Anderson.
Anderson is a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburg with a masters in Library and Information Science. She will be in charge of the story times, the after school program, and the summer reading program, as well as the youth collections. She is looking forward to working with the youth group.
"Just that I'm very excited for all of them to come to the library and you know, check out books, come say hi to me, they're always welcome, and I'm really looking forward to seeing some of them just around at the library and hopefully at some of the programs," says Anderson.
The children's programs will resume next week, but with one difference: Storytime for the Very Young will now be called Baby and Toddler Time. Anderson says the After School Program may undergo some changes as well. A survey will be available through the end of January at the circulation desk for library patron's input on other changes Anderson hopes to make to the youth program starting in February.
For CRI weekly news, I'm Clarissa Molyneux.
The library will hold a "Meet Liz" reception and family story time with Anderson on January 17th, at 6:00pm on the first floor of the library in the Children's Programming Room.