Editor’s Note: This is the 10th in a series of Q&As with Framingham Public Library staff. The main Framingham Library and the Christa McAuliffe Library branch were physically closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, which began in spring 2020. During that time period, a new director and several new staffers were hired. SOURCE thought it would be great to introduce and re-introduce key library staff to the community, and have staff discuss what the library has to offer and their favorite parts of the libraries. This series began in 2021.
Position: Head of Children’s Experience
When started in current position: April 25, 2022
How long with Framingham Library: 3 years (since summer of 2019)
I am responsible for: Overseeing the children’s department at both the Lexington Street location and Christa McAuliffe Branch.
Favorite Children’s book: Oh Look, a Cake! by J.C. McKee
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Favorite author: Rick Riordan
Favorite section of the Framingham Library to browse: Graphic Novels (all ages!)
When I’m in the library, I just can’t help myself and: Check out the new Young Adult section.
The best part of my job is: When a child tells me they either loved the book I recommended, or they can’t wait to read the book I just suggested to them.
I wish people knew the library offered: An Adult Graphic Novel section at the Christa McAuliffe branch!
The Framingham Library needs: You to know how exciting our upcoming summer reading program is going to be! Make sure to sign up June 25!
Last thing I took out with my library card was: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
I would recommend: Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly