Lori is another one of our clerks at the library. She can usually be seen at either the front circulation desk or down in the teen room, where she has a unique rapport with our patrons that makes it obvious how much she enjoys working with them. Lori also has a large part behind the scenes, where she makes sure that the day-to-day operations of the library run smoothly. I asked Lori a few questions, so everyone can get to know her a little bit better.
Q: How long have you worked at Newark Library?
A: A little over two years.
Q: What made you interested in working at the library?
A: I always had a love of books, and love being surrounded by them.
Q: Tell me one interesting or unusual fact about yourself.
A: I went to a Christian school for three years.
Q: What do you like to do when you're not working?
A: Sleep, go to the thrift shop, get Mexican for lunch.
Q: What would you do if you didn't work at the library?
A: I've always wanted to own my own bookstore.
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: I don't really have a favorite book, I just like a variety of genres.
Q: What do you enjoy most about working at the library?
A: Being able to help our patrons.
Q: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: When I grew up, I wanted to be a doctor. And then I realized I couldn't stand the sight of blood, so that was out.
Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
A: Surviving living on my own.
Q: What fictional character best represents you?
A: Garfield, because he likes to sleep and eat lasagna, too.
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Sweden, because my pen pal that I've known for over 25 years lives there.
Q: Favorite song at the moment/favorite band?
A: Chris Stapleton, "Tennessee Whiskey". I also love anything by Hill Song United.
Q: Pet peeves?
A: People talking loudly on their phones.
Q: One thing you couldn't live without?
A: I don't think there's anything I couldn't live without. You could probably stick me in a cabin and I'd be fine.
Q: If you were a superhero, what would your power be?
A: Time travel.
Q: Who would play you in a movie?
A: Angie Harmon, because she's got an attitude, like me!
Q: What's on your bucket list?
A: I'd like to visit a place I've never been.
Q: What is an ability you wish you had?
A: I'd like to be able to speak sign language fluently.
Q: Favorite quote?
A: I can do everything through Him who gives me strength – Philippians 4:13