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 Andrea. Andrea is from Kettering, Ohio, but has spent the past 30 years in Northeast Ohio.  She currently works at our Geauga West Branch as an Adult Services Assistant.

Her favorite place to vacation:
She loved both of her trips to the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. There is something for everyone and gorgeous vistas everywhere! 

How she likes to spend her free time:
She loves to bake, walk, and spend time with the people she loves. 

Favorite book series:
Just finished The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan, and shortly before that, I read Women in the Kitchen, by Anne William. 

Something she would love to learn how to do:
Woodworking, as it seems like there are endless but practical projects to do, from simple to complicated. 

Something she believes everyone should learn how to do at least once:
Learn to speak in public as the lessons you learn in doing so apply in not only group settings, but also one on one. Good communication skills are so important!
 

Her library story:
I loved the sensory experience of coming to the library; of course, I enjoyed seeing the books, but was also comforted by the hum of check out machines and lively whispers; there was always something special about sitting at the wooden tables and pouring over information and research.
 

Favorite Quote:
“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” — C.S. Lewis 

Currently Reading:
The More of Less
 by Joshua Becker The More of Less