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Meet the Staff

Know Your Librarian: Jenny Cook

Name: Jenny Cook

Department: Youth Services

Book you’ve always meant to read but haven’t:  Pride and Prejudice. Infinite Jest is a close second.

Book you’ve read too many times to count:  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. (Maybe I’ll read it again instead of reading Pride and Prejudice. Hmm.)

Favorite genre?  I like reading funny nonfiction and literary fiction. Most of my reading life these days is spent getting to know the children’s section (fantasy and realistic fiction are my favorites!).

Do you currently have any overdue items or fines?  Yes- I always have fines!

Your favorite book from childhood?  Where the Red Fern Grows <3

What superpower would you like to have?  I would like to time travel. Being able to heal people would also be pretty amazing.

What is your favorite place to eat/shop/hang out downtown?  ATC is my favorite clothing shop. The Bourgeois Pig and Aladdin Café are also favorite spots.

Interesting bonus fact: (special skill? volunteer experience? etc).  I’m pretty good at moving each of my toes individually, which really impresses my husband. I love making art when I find the time. Also, I’m a pretty good whistler.

Know Your Librarian: Tricia Karlin

Name:  Tricia Karlin

Department:  Technical Services

Book you’ve always meant to read but haven’t:   I have had One Hundred Years Of Solitude  by Garcia-Marquez at my bedside table for years now.  Someday I will read it!

Book you’ve read too many times to count: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.

Favorite genre?   Lately I have been enjoying memoirs.

Do you currently have any overdue items or fines?  I always have fines!

Your favorite book from childhood?  The Maude Reed tale by Norah Lofts.  It is set in the Middle Ages and Maude was expected to be a lady but wanted to take over her father’s wool merchant business.  The historical aspect was engaging and it was funny too.

What superpower would you like to have?  Being in two places at one time.

What is your favorite place to eat/shop/hang out downtown?  Milton’s

Interesting bonus fact: (special skill? volunteer experience? etc).   I was a tax accountant in my former life.

Know Your Librarian: Kristin Soper

Department: Tech Services.

Book you’ve always meant to read but haven’t: I’m coming out of the closet to say I have not finished the last two books in the LOTR trilogy:(

Book you’ve read too many times to count: The Harry Potter series on audiobook kept me company on the long drives between here and Amarillo when I was in school.

Favorite genre: Historical Fiction, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy.

Do you currently have any overdue items or fines? No overdues, but fines, for mostly music.

Favorite childhood book: Wait ’til Helen Comes, Island of the Blue Dolphins (anything by Mary Downing Hahn and Scott O’Dell).

What superpower would you like to have? Slow time, so I could read/watch/listen to everything I want to read/watch/listen to.

What is your favorite place to eat/shop/hang out downtown? Burger Stand, Frank’s (not downtown, but not too far away), La Prima Tazza, Liberty Hall.

Interesting bonus fact: (special skill? volunteer experience? etc). This one time, I got to stand next to Jimmy Carter.