Curry Public Library
Gold Beach, OR
Patrons Your Library Serves:
What was your first library job?
I was a part time employee and I was there to shelve and cut out crafts. That lasted only three months and one lady retired and I moved into her position where I was in charge of magazines ordering and processing and pocket paperbacks ordering and processing. I was of course mainly on the circulation desk, and I was in charge of OVERDUES.
Why are you proud to be a librarian?
I see it making a difference in the lives of many. I have the lofty goal of obliterating illiteracy — in this lifetime.
How do you stay inspired?
By looking in the eyes of children, and PINTEREST!
What do you do for fun? What’s one thing people wouldn’t guess about you?
Ride motorcycles for fun. In the late 80s I tore down and rebuilt a 1957 Harley Davidson Panhead, and rode it for several years.
Describe your best day at the library. What made it memorable?
A great day is a fully engaged storytime, where everyone participates, and has fun too.
What are your favorite Demco products? (Oldies but goodies and newbies welcome.)
If the sky were the limit, what would you do at your library?
I would have a story pit built, a large half circle, with graduating steps for seats. A separate place for crafts with no carpet to worry about.
How do you envision your library in 2025?
Pretty much the same with a little more user friendly technology.
What’s the best piece of advice you have for your fellow librarians?
Enjoy your patrons every one of them. Treat the homeless guy as good as you do the CEO. And for heaven sakes, SMILE!!!