Q: How long have you worked at Newark Library?A: In October I will be here 17 years.
Q: What made you interested in working at the library?A: It was a familiar place as I brought all 3 of my children for Story Hour every week.
Q: Tell me one interesting or unusual fact about yourself.A: My daughter and I watch every Academy Award nominated movie every year before the Academy Awards.
Q: What do you like to do when you're not working?A: I spend time with my family, read, cross stitch, and watch TV: reality shows (Project Runway, Say Yes to the Dress, Amazing Race, Top Chef) and Game of Thrones.
Q: What would you do if you didn't work at the library?A: Work with children.
Q: What is your favorite book?A: Children's book: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Adult book: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I like reading about the World War II era.
Q: What do you enjoy most about working at the library?A: The patrons and seeing them outside work (Wegmans, church).
Q: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?A: I only ever wanted to be a mother.
Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement?A: My three children (ages 36, 23, 20)
Q: What fictional character best represents you?A: Marmee (Little Women) as she, the mother, was the glue that held the family together and Charlotte (Charlotte's Web) as she cared so deeply for others.
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?A: Ireland!
Q: Favorite song at the moment/favorite band?A: I like top 40 (Bruno Mars, Adele), and I love musicals. Also, I really like 70s music (Journey, America, Foreigner, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac), and disco music!
Q: Pet peeves?A: Having the toilet tissue roll not replaced, cabinet doors left open, and having a car pull out in front of me and make the very next turn.
Q: One thing you couldn't live without?A: Family and chocolate!
Q: If you were a superhero, what would your power be?A: See into the future.
Q: Who would play you in a movie?A: I love anything Meryl Streep is in, but it wouldn't be a very exciting film as I lead a very "normal" life.
Q: What's on your bucket list?A: Visit Ireland (research family history).
Q: What is an ability you wish you had?A: To think fast on my feet.
Q: Favorite quote?A: "May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
The rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand."
-Traditional Gaelic blessing.