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Five Quick Questions #5

Today is the last day for our Five Quick Questions during Ontario Public Library Week. Don’t you feel like you know us all a little better? It was fun answering the questions, that’s for sure.

Heidi is the Children’s Librarian and Assistant Librarian. You’ll find her making posters, cutting out crafts, reading stories, doing crazy live Facebook posts, working with teens in the Barbara Walsh Room, organizing events and programs that are way over her head, and making lists….lots and lots of lists.When she’s not at the library, she’s probably at HomeSense. Here are the answers to her questions:

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Famous.

Coffee or tea?

Both, depending on the day and how much sleep I’ve had…or how much sleep I need to get.

Who influenced your love of books?

My mother, when I was younger. But now, I’d be hard pressed to keep up with my dad who’s a voracious reader!

eBook, audiobook, or actual book?

Never eBooks. Audiobooks whenever I can, and actual books when they’re brand new.

What is the most used phrase in your house?

Good luck, be careful, and have fun!

That’s it for our Five Quick Questions posts. It’s been great to share a little more about ourselves with you, and we hope to see you again soon at the library.

Have you got your tickets for tonight’s Teen Art Show? They’re only $5! (You can get some at the door, don’t worry. It starts at 6pm.)

#OPLW

Five Quick Questions #4

For day #4 of our Five Quick Questions, we turn to Meriah, the Manager of Library Services here at the Carleton Place Public Library. She’s the one who keeps us all sane, keeps us moving forward as a library, and does all the little nitty gritty behind the scenes to make the library vibrant and important in our community. Meriah organizes schedules, attends countless meetings, sits on a number of committees, takes and transcribes minutes like a pro, knows her way around a spreadsheet, gets excited about data as well as books, and makes all of it look easy. Plus, she owns a donkey!

Today, she answers those five pressing questions you’ve been reading about all week.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee until noon, then tea all day long!

Who influenced your love of books?

My parents! They were always reading.

eBook, audiobook, or actual book?

Audiobooks all the way!

What is the most used phrase in your house?

What do you want to do for dinner?

Are you seeing any themes here? Librarians need caffeine! Make sure to drop back tomorrow for the last of our interviews. #OPLW

Five Quick Questions #3

Judi is our staff member of the day, and she answers the Five Quick Questions for Ontario Public Library Week below. Judi is a Library Assistant, and you’ll find her walking super fast (gotta get those steps in!) between the circulation desk and her desk at the window. She is always busy doing some big task like packaging books to go to other libraries, covering new books for patrons who have holds, calling people to let them know a book or DVD is in for them, and keeping track of interlibrary loans when Sheila is away. She’s also our Healthy and Safety representative, and boy, she makes sure this library is as safe as safe can be! And if you’re looking for a book recommendation, or a series list, Judi is the one with her finger on the pulse. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find it for you!

Here are her answers to the Five Quick Questions:

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Taller.

Coffee or tea?

Decaf tea. (Blech!)

Who influenced your love of books?

My mom.

eBook, audiobook, or actual book?

Audiobooks in the car, actual books everywhere else.

What is the most used phrase in your house?

Where is…

Check back tomorrow for our fourth in the Quick Questions installments. #OPLW

Five Quick Questions #2

This is day #2 of our Five Quick Questions during Ontario Public Library Week. And today, we’re talking with Sheila, our Library Loans Clerk.

Sheila is in charge of ordering books from other libraries (aka interlibrary loans). She keeps track of what must feel like a million book club books, makes sure our books going in and out of the library are organized, and have nice, clean spine labels, and she is one of the ever cheery faces on the front desk. You might also get a great book recommendation for literary fiction, or a quick chat about a great new cookbook from her. Here are the answers to her five questions.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A flight attendant.

Coffee or tea?

Tea.

Who influenced your love of books?

My mom, my maternal Aunts, and my grandmother.

eBook, audiobook, or actual book?

Actual.

What is the most used phrase in your house?

There’s nothing to eat.

Don’t forget to drop back here tomorrow to see how is next on the list! #OPLW

Five Quick Questions #1

Caroline is our amazing Library Technician. She is one of the stars of our weekly unboxing videos, she catalogs all of our books, and she is the one you come to when you have a tech question or need some help with a device. You might also see her running an adult program (her Cookbook Book Club is the best!), attending a local event representing the library, or sorting through our gigantic DVD collection. And don’t be surprised if she makes your coffee at a local coffeeshop (or two). This woman does everything.

This week, we thought it would be fun to ask Five Quick Questions of our staff so that you get a quick peek into who we are outside of the library. And don’t forget to drop back tomorrow for another fun interview!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

The Curator of Textile & Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee! My blood is probably caffeinated at this point!

Who influenced your love of books?

My parents. They were both librarians.

eBook, audiobook, or actual book?

eBook. I do most of my reading on my phone.

What is the most used phrase in your house?

What are you watching? (Answer: generally/always something Korean.)

Don’t you feel like you know a little more about Caroline now?

#OPLW

Ontario Public Library Week 2018

Next week is Ontario Public Library Week! Yay!  Yes, we’re excited about it, too! For those of you who are regular library users, this week will be a little different. We have fun events planned, a few things to spruce up the library, and lots of incentive to drop by. And even if you can’t make it in, you might be surprised if you drop by a local restaurant and see some very special coasters promoting the library. We’ve been planning this for a while….

Starting on Sunday, make sure to watch the Carleton Place Public Library Facebook page. We’ll have daily posts that are fun, informative, and will get you thinking, for sure! (Did you notice that was the slogan for Ontario Public Library Week? Good for you!) There may even be a challenge or two, so expect a bit of fun.

If you drop into the library, take a few minutes to walk around and test your knowledge of Weird Words. Caroline has been up to her eyeballs in words…but she’s put together a bunch of strange ones that will surely make you giggle. And we’ll have an extra special wall display that will get everyone thinking (and participating, we hope).

We’ll have great fun for the kids, as well. Drop in any day for a Library Lava Pit, a special I Spy, some fun art challenges, and a few fun surprises.

On Friday night, it’s all about the teens. Do you have your tickets yet for our first ever Teen Art Show? They’re on sale now for $5 each, with proceeds going toward our Summer Literacy Tutoring program for 2019. This is an event you won’t want to miss! We have some pretty amazing work on display, and you can talk to the artists, partake in some refreshments, and get out of the house for a while. Call us at 257-2702 for more information.

And we’re rounding out Ontario Public Library Week by participating in Pumpkin Fest in Memorial Park behind the library. Drop by to hear a some pumpkin-y stories, do a craft, have your picture taken with a giant pumpkin…and much more! The fun runs from 11am – 4pm!

See you at the library next week!

#OPLW