Thursday, December 12, 2013

Meet David!

We have a lot of new faces at SCPL Teens! Finally, meet David, our new Teen Assistant at the Pacolet Branch!

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Education and Work Background: Went to University of South Carolina for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Then What: Children's Librarian at Greenville County Public Library

Family: 2 fat cats named Solomon and Leila

Hobbies: Tennis, cooking, pacing.

Favorite Quote: "That which does not kill us...only postpones the inevitable." --Anonymous

Favorite Teen Books: The Uglies Trilogy, The Hunger Games, The Chocolate War

Favorite Non-Teen Books: The Vampire Chronicles, Irene Nemirovsky's novels, Virginia Woolf's works.

Recently Read: The Walking Dead graphic novel series

Why you want to work with teens: I've never stopped being a teenager myself.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Meet Wing!

We have a lot of new faces at SCPL Teens! Next, meet Wing, our new Teen Assistant at the Boiling Springs Branch!

Hometown: Spartanburg, SC

Education and Work Background: Clemson University (Class of 2013)

Family: Parents - Hon and May; Sister - Winky

Hobbies: Reading, Singing, Photography, Listening to Music and Watching Korean Dramas

Favorite Quote: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

Favorite Teen Books: Looking for Alaska by John Green, Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, and A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Favorite Non-Teen Books: Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

Recently Read: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Why you want to work with teens: Back when I was a teenager, I was active in the different Teen programs at the library. Through these Teen programs, I was able to feel a sense of belonging and to develop a love for helping others. Now that I have a chance to work with Teens, I want to give the future generations of Teens the same sense of belonging in the community and to offer my guidance to them throughout their teenage years at the library.