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 Eli. Eli is originally from Medicine Hat, Alberta. He moved to Cleveland, never left, and currently works at our Bainbridge Branch as a Youth Services Assistant.

– Favorite book:
Without a doubt, Mindset by Carol S Dweck. I also really like anything Erik Larson writes!

– Fur baby:
My cat’s name is June and she rocks.

– Favorite vacation spot:
I like the Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia. I like camping and the Dolly Sods is a beautiful place to explore. 

– How he spends free time:
I like to listen to audiobooks, bake, and play video games!

– Something new he would like to try:
I would love to learn how to bake well! Right now, I am only a beginner.  

– Something he suggests you should try:
 Read a book.

– Most memorable library experience:
My most memorable library experience is doing a poetry competition at my local library back in third grade! It was fun. I got to read my poem aloud at the library.

– Favorite quote:
“Whoever you make yourself into is who you always were.” — Tara Westover, from Educated 

– Currently reading:
Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve Ewing