I have recently added being the new Head Librarian to my job title, but I began working as the Children's Librarian in 2011 and ever since, I have become one of the lucky few that gets to say that I love my job. I am a vivacious reader, not only because I enjoy it, but also so I can recommend and discuss books with all of my young patrons. It always makes me smile when I know I put the right book in the hands of the right kid. My job is all about making kids connect with books and the library in a positive way.
We like to stay busy in the Children's Department. We run programs for toddlers through teens so I hope that you will pop in and join us from time to time.
Inter-Library Loan Librarian
Bonjour - I'm Francoise
As you may have guessed from my accent, I was born in France.
I became a librarian many years ago when a friend asked me to fill in for her. Gradually, I went from substitute Children's Librarian to the Assistant Librarian. Recently, there have been a few changes in staffing due to renovations in the library. I'm now working in the computer lab and handling all of your interlibrary loan book requests.
I've seen many, many changes over the years (from due date stamps to computerized checkouts), but I still enjoy my job very much
Adult Circulation Librarian
Hi- I’m Bree
I recently started working at the Skowhegan Public Library in February of 2017 and it has been very different from what I thought working at a library would be like. It’s lively and has a very happy atmosphere. As the Adult Services Librarian, I love helping folks find new authors to try, decorating the bulletin boards in the Children’s Library, and seeing how genuinely happy people are when they get a new book they’ve been waiting for makes my days brighter. I grew up an avid reader but as I got older my time was consumed with other things. Being a part of the library has made me realize that there is always time to open a good book and immerse yourself in a new world of perspectives.
Technology Librarian/Genealogy Research Assistant
Hi - I'm Josie
I've been working in the library field for the last five years, and am now the Technology Librarian and Genealogy Research Assistant in the computer and genealogy lab here at the Skowhegan Public Library.
Like most who choose to work around books all day, I am an avid reader who loves to learn new things and examine new ideas. I just got my degree in Anthropology, so working in the genealogy department is extra special to me, as I get to help others explore their family history as well as the local history and culture (which are all things that I love to explore as well!) through our many resources and reference materials.