I’ve worked for VIRL for over 25 years. I believe I’ve learned my love of books from my family, as both my Dad and my Grandmother worked for VIRL – my dad did a bit of truck driving at one time and my grandmother worked in the reference department. So, I come by it naturally.
I feel very fortunate to be working in the beautiful new Nanaimo North branch. One thing I really love is that I get to see people here from all walks of life. We have something to offer everyone, whether it’s help learning to read, using the computers, or participating in one of our programs.
We have a great monthly calendar and hold all kinds of free programs. We even have a Seniors Speed Dating program coming up for Valentines Day! We have so much to offer here – free math tutoring, English conversation and Spanish lessons to name a few.
The programs we offer are so important for literacy, both for children and for adults. I love that we have school groups coming to the library. If parents fill out a library card application we can give them all a library card. Children are being exposed to the library who may not otherwise have had an opportunity to visit. And every child is treated equally.
We have a great team here. The staff work well together and are all committed to making sure our customers have the best experience when they come to the library.