It takes a village they say. Here at GCPL we are proud of our team. They contribute in various roles to keep library operations smoothly rolling along. They are valued members of the community. The #MeetGCPL blog highlights a library team member and lets you get to know them a little bit more, so when you see them at your local Branch you can connect further.

For this #MeetGCPL we would like to introduce you to Karen. Karen is originally from a rural farm community in Kimeo, Kansas, where the population density was only 2 people per square mile! She currently works at our Chardon Branch as a Circulation Clerk.  

– Favorite book:
I don’t have a favorite. I like almost any nonfiction science book and also like history.

                            Skipton Castle

– Favorite vacation spot: England
My husband is from
England and we love to go to all of the historic places while we are there. One of our favorite places is Skipton Castle and another is the Five Rise Locks on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. Another favorite spot is Hadrian’s Wall. 

– How she spends her free time:
Walking, gardening and talking with friends. 

– Something new she would like to try:
Speak a foreign language fluently. 

– Something she suggests you should try:
Travel abroad to have a better understanding of the world and to see that there are many ways to do things. 

– Most memorable library experience:
I didn’t grow up with a local library and my first experience with checking things out for the fun of it was when I was in grad school. 

– Favorite quote:
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” 

– Currently reading:
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue by John Mcwhorter.