Welcome to our new Meet the Team page
We are excited to start giving you a sneak peek into the staff and board members behind your Jenkintown Library. Read on to learn a bit more and check back often, as we continue to introduce more of our team!
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.
– Neil Gaiman
Board Member: Personnel, Fundraising, Treasurer
How long have you been a Board Member?
18+ years. I was secretary for one year, but spent most of my time on the board as Treasurer - for the last 14 years!
What is the biggest change you have seen over the years?
The biggest change was the remodel of the building. The library used to be just the main, front building, which was called the “Jenkinstown Lyceum”. This is where the local community used to gather and socialize. Besides the physical change of the building, I also helped implement a more efficient payroll service and created a form that helped explain the organizations financials to the board in a more simplified way.
What is the best part of being on the Board?
The best part is that I just love libraries. I also love that our little library here in Jenkintown serves a much larger community that extends beyond our borough.
What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is The Virginian by Owen Wister.
What three words would you use to describe the library?
Friendly, Surprising, Historical
What is on your wish list for the next 5 years for the library?
I think that it would be wonderful if we could find a way to expand the library to bring the Children’s Library downstairs to be accessible.