Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A new face at Story Time

The next time you visit our library, you may notice a new face. "Miss Katie" recently joined the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library as Children's Program Coordinator. Miss Katie earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Elizabethtown College, and she plans to soon begin pursuing a Masters degree in Library Sciences. For the past seven years, Miss Katie valued her experiences as a local PreSchool/PreKindergarten teacher and school administrator. Prior to teaching, Miss Katie spent as many years as a stay-at-home mom for her family: son, John (age 13), daughter, Meghan (age 11), and dog, Molly (Black Lab). Miss Katie loves to spend time playing Bookopoly, Scrabble, and Othello with her kids, baking, collecting antiques, watching Notre Dame/NCAA football and Duke/NCAAB-Mens basketball games, and reading, of course!
One of her greatest experiences was meeting author/illustrator Eric Carle, and she loves ALL of his works! This is her favorite photo of her son, daughter, and Mr. Eric Carle!
Miss Katie's all-time favorite books are Corduroy, A Chair For My Mother, Go Away Big Green Monster, The Velveteen Rabbit, and her autographed copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. She laughs when she reads No David! and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and she cries when she reads City Dog, Country Frog, and The Kissing Hand (did you notice how that story's raccoon, "Chester", jumped into the photo with her?) Now that you know her most-loved books, please stop in to say "Hello", introduce yourself, and be sure to tell her the titles of all your favorite stories! Miss Katie is excited to begin her library adventures at Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library, and she can't wait to meet YOU! Please feel free to offer your preferences and recommendations for books and themes for story times, and additional thoughts and suggestions you may have for Children's Programs at the Nancy Kay Holmes Library. See you soon!

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