Hello, hello, hello, hello! Iâ€™m Kate, and I work at the Indian Creek Branch. Iâ€™ve been a librarian for just 8 years, but Iâ€™ve been a book lover my whole life. My dad read to my brother and me just about every night. When I was 6, I was given a book of poetry, and Iâ€™ve loved poetry ever since. Thatâ€™s me at 6 in the photo on the right. One of my favorite books is â€œThe Wolves of Willoughby Chaseâ€ by Joan Aiken. Our school librarian read it to us, and we eagerly awaited the â€œnext episodeâ€ because the story was a little like Lemony Snicketâ€™s books.
I enjoy traveling and have lived in Lebanon and Ethiopia. Now the library enables me to travel the world without every leaving home. I can learn about different countriesâ€”their myths and folktales, special holidays they celebrate, their history, religion, and customs. I enjoy reading chapter books that are set in other countries and times as well. There are also wonderful DVDs to take me to other countries.
When Iâ€™m not at the library, Iâ€™m rather like you. I like to play outside (well, work in my yard), listen to music, read books and magazines, watch movies, play computer games, and visit with my family and friends. When I was a kid, I spent the summer swimming and riding my bicycle. My friends and I would pretend we were secret agents, solving mysteries. Being a librarian allows me to be a detective every day, helping you find books youâ€™ll like and locating information for your homework projects.
I still love reading all sorts of books, as well as listening to books on CD. I just listened to â€œPrincess Academyâ€ by Shannon Hale, and I think Megan McDonaldâ€™s Stink books are hilarious! Some other new favorites are â€œEmma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Treeâ€ and â€œThe Invention of Hugo Cabret.â€
Here are a couple of secrets: when I was 8, we had an English bulldog named Mack the Knife who looked just like Fido, the dog you can find on Fridays in the library during the summer. I was also in Girl Scouts from Brownies through Cadets, and I learned to play the piano. Perhaps youâ€™ll share a secret with me the next time you come to the library. Hey, that rhymes! Could it be poetry?