What I do at the library: Reunite humans with their belongings. Extend holds. Discuss books. Wave at babies. Negotiate fines. Deliver information. Problem solve. Remember faces. Handcraft library cards. Listen. Cross my fingers that faxes will go through. Hunt for wayward holds.

How I turn outward: I created #OakParkStories, which started as an opportunity for the library to turn outward, to celebrate our patrons, and to share more with everyone about the unique intersection of individuals and possibilities that happen in the library every day. Share your story >

Favorite "hidden library gem": The new non-fiction section. What would I do without it? 

Something I love about Oak Park: Ordering a cup of water at Mickey's Gyros.

What I'm reading now: Power of Vitamin D by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD; Talking to Crazy by Mark Goulston; It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw; Difficult Women by Roxane Gay; Rocker Babies Wear Jeans by Michelle Sinclair Colman; In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney; and my ten free articles from nytimes.com.

(February 23, 2017)

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