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    So You Wanna Be a Librarian?

    John Beemer “Why would you want to be a librarian? Sitting around reading all day—that sounds like the most boring job. Aren’t libraries dying, anyway? And don’t you want a career that pays better?” I’m sure most library workers have heard these questions dozens of times. I know I have. About midway through a master’s in library science, I’ve almost gotten used to the quizzical looks and smirks that accompany questions like, “What on Earth…

    Staff Selfies: Corey Wagner and Donna Crowley

    Corey Wagner is a Library Technical Assistant in the Public Services Department on the second floor. Corey was worked at the library for over 5 ½ years now. When he isn’t assisting customers in the stacks, Corey spends a lot of his time gathering and delivering material to the community. Some of his favorite fiction books are by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, Less Than Zero, Lunar Park), however, he primarily reads a lot of…

    Staff Selfies: Stacy Frey and Josh Fulkerson

    Hello! You see me my every time you check out! I work in Circulation and have been a staff member for almost 10 years.   Most of my responsibilities revolve around you, the patron! Library cards, material check out, check in and oh, those dreaded fines! Oh, you want to know something about me? I’m a health nut. I’m concerned about health, wellness and aging gracefully…. And I love cookbooks and we got a lot of…

    Martha Speaks

    Kim Mattingly Martha is a very special dog.  After eating some vegetable soup that went to her brain rather than her stomach, Martha the dog can now speak!  Susan Meddaugh wrote the first Martha book Martha Speaks in 1992.  Between 1992 and 2004, five additional Martha books were published.  In 2008, the television show Martha Speaks debuted  on PBS Kids. Beginning September 3, 2014 and continuing at 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday in September, the Daviess County Public…

    The Derringer: Salem Holland Ford–A Profile

    by Leslie McCarty Salem Holland Ford was born on September 24, 1835 in Shelby County, KY. He was the son of John Ford and Sarah Berry Ford. Salem Ford was mustered into service with Missouri state troops in May 1861, serving in the infantry at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, May 1861, and at the Battle of Pea Ridge (Elk Horn), March 1862, two of over 100 battles in which he participated. In 1862 he…

    Staff Selfies: Jarrod McCarty and Shannon Sandefur

      Hello, my name is Jarrod McCarty and I’m a Library Associate Specialist at the Daviess County Public Library. You’ll see me sometimes coming and going from the library as I deliver books for our homebound service throughout the community. Some of the staff considers me the “music guy”. If you have any questions about our music collection or Freegal music, please let me know. I’m married (my wife Leslie works in the Kentucky Room)…

    Staff Selfies: Kristen Potter and Lisa Maiden

    Hello there! My name is Kristen Potter and I am a Library Technical Assistant at the DCPL! My areas of “expertise” include YA programming and storytime (Wee Read) with 0-2 year olds (variety is the spice of life, right?). On any given day, you can find me on the second floor helping patrons find material, at my desk planning programs, or perusing the children’s section for books to get little ones excited about reading. I…

    Owensboro Reads

    Kim Mattingly The Owensboro Public School System and the Public Life Foundation recently launched a long-term campaign to increase literacy for all members of our community.  The campaign, called Owensboro Reads, is free and open to the public.  The goal is to encourage community members of all ages to read using the concept of “One Community Reading Together, Growing Together!” The Owensboro Reads campaign is encouraging reading in a variety of ways, including partnering with…

    Staff Selfies: Kim Mattingly and Leslie McCarty

      Hello! My name is Kim Mattingly. I am a Library Associate in the Public Services Department on the 2nd floor. I have worked at the DCPL for ten years. When not performing for 3-5 year-olds in our Circle Time Storytime program or helping patrons find books and movies, I stay busy planning children’s programming for the library. My hobbies include spending way too much time on the internet, people watching, listening to music, watching…

    The Summer Slide

    Kim Mattingly Children love summer vacation. They don’t have to go to school, therefore they don’t have homework. They can stay up late and sleep all day if they want to. I can recall going the whole summer without picking up a pencil at all. Good stuff! The freedom that summer brings does have some downsides. The learning losses that children experience during the summer are a big problem. Sometimes referred to as “Summer Slide,”…

     
     
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