Hi! I am so happy to be here at Middlesex as your Children's
Librarian. I started out as a Reference Librarian at Middlesex in August 2009,
and became the Children's Librarian in August, 2010 - I've been loving
it ever since!
I love to read - I read every chance I get - in the car (obviously not while driving!), eating, at the beach, on my breaks, etc. I love traveling and exploring new and exciting places, and reading helps bring me to lots of different places and people, without leaving the comfort of my recliner!
I have a toddler daughter at home, and I read to her every chance I get - when I'm not chasing her around, of course! Watching her grow and love reading just like her mama is a great joy to me. She keeps me on my toes!
Some things I love: the beach, guacamole, soft fluffy pillows, flip
flops, cupcakes, playing tennis, the NY Mets, the NJ Devils, the color
orange, my Ipod, and pajamas.
Books I love: the Olivia books (by Ian Falconer), the Little Critter books (by Mercer Mayer), the Ramona books (Beverly Cleary), the Fudge books (Judy
Blume), the Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling), and the Hunger Games
trilogy (Suzanne Collins).
I hope to see you in the Children's Room soon - stop by and say, "Hey!"
Hey there! I am so excited to the be the Children's Librarian Assistant. I have spent most of my adult life working with children in one capacity or another. I was a nanny in college, I taught Mommy & Me classes at the Princeton YWCA in my early twenties, was a pre-school teacher, a Sunday school teacher and a stay at home mom.
I love to read and I am a voracious reader. I love the world that books open up for readers; all of the adventures they can go on from the comfort of their own couch! My favorite part of working at the library is helping people to find a book that they will love. My overall goal and joy in working at the library is helping children to find books that just may set them up for a life-long love of reading. I believe there really are books that could change someone from a reluctant reader to someone who can not get enough literature. I have seen it happen with my own children.
I also really enjoy the programs that I run at the library. I love to hear the kids read and read with them. I enjoy doing crafts with the children and seeing their pride in their accomplishments.
Some other things I love: blogging, writing, yoga, photography, cooking, baking, decorating and entertaining.
My favorite books: the Olivia series by Ian Falconer; the Judy Blume books; the Little House on the Prairie series; Max Lucado's children's books; Dr. Wayne Dyer's books for children and adults; the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty; The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger; anything by James Patterson; Elizabeth Berg, Elin Hilderbrand or Jodi Picoult.
Please stop in and see me in the Children's Room!