Thursday, August 31, 2006

Welcome Paulina

Aaargh! No, we didn’t make former Children’s Librarian Marybeth Varney walk the plank at the end of our "Treasure Hunting" summer reading program. She jumped ship, with our permission, and swam back to Maine. As she said, she had to leave the state to realize that she didn’t want to. She has a wonderful opportunity to start a new school library from the very beginning, and our loss is their gain. We will miss her.

However, her timing was perfect. Our new catch to be the Head of Children’s Services is Paulina Shadowens, pictured here with her friend Clifford. Paulina just graduated from the University of Rhode Island’s Library School with a Master’s in Library and Information Studies. But she’s not a stranger to NH. After traveling the Eastern seaboard with the Navy, her parents settled in New Hampshire and Paulina graduated from high school and attended the University of New Hampshire here. After working up and down the East Coast, Paulina obtained a Masters in English Literature, also at UNH. She finally realized that her love of literature, libraries, serving people and making a difference were all realized in one profession, librarianship. Thus came her second master’s program, and our lucky day!

Please stop in and welcome Paulina not only to the library, but also to Hampton. You will find her in Katie’s Room, at the Reference Desk, or out in the community in the preschools and elementary schools.


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