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Share your story

Posted on March 16th, 2013 by Gina Perille in Stories

Submit Your StoryWelcome to Boston Public Library’s “Stories” page, a place to share what your library means to you. You are invited to submit a story by clicking on the “share your story” button. Please tell us what the library means to you, what sorts of programs make a difference in your life, and how a staff member has helped you. We’ll post excerpts here. We look forward to reading.

Thank you.


Meet Jessica – collection development librarian

Posted on April 20th, 2013 by admin in Stories

Jessica Tackett smJessica is a collection development librarian, specializing in children’s and teen collections, at the Central Library in Copley Square and enjoys working with librarians who are passionate about books and reading. She is currently developing teen genre collections, which includes collecting more science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and urban fiction titles for all the branches. “Libraries are still the first place where many young children encounter books and learn about the wealth of information in the world.” In her spare time, Jessica reads realistic young adult fiction and enjoys running.

Meet Amber – reference librarian

Posted on April 20th, 2013 by admin in Stories

Amber De AngelisAmber is a reference librarian at the Kirstein Business Library at the Central Library in Copley Square and enjoys teaching others how to tackle their research questions. She recently completed a program geared at helping library users conduct research and locate potential jobs and clients using LinkedIn.  Amber believes good librarians and good libraries empower users by providing detailed instruction and careful guidance. In her free time, Amber enjoys reading fiction and nonfiction books and painting.

Meet Maggie – children’s librarian

Posted on April 19th, 2013 by admin in Stories

Maggie Levine smallMaggie is a children’s librarian in the Rey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square and enjoys getting to meet and work with library users from all over the city. A current project she is working on is weeding the picture book section to make room for new books. “I am excited to be able to make visiting the library a great experience for visitors, new or returning, and let them know all that we offer.” Maggie is partial to P.G. Wodehouse novels and Dune, and enjoys podcasts and the television show Cougar Town in her free time.

Meet Euronna – senior floater librarian assistant

Posted on April 18th, 2013 by admin in Stories

Euronna T smallEuronna is a senior floater librarian assistant and says there is “nothing better” than seeing the look of excitement on a patron’s face when they pick up a much anticipated book, or when she learns a job seeker who uses the library’s computers  frequently has gained employment. She is busy at work constructing a craft night for adult patrons at the Mattapan Branch, and she loves to read Do-It-Yourself books and romance novels. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching football.

Meet Deanna – branch floater librarian

Posted on April 17th, 2013 by admin in Stories

Beattie smallDeanna is a branch floater librarian and loves the variety of work she does at the BPL branches. She notes libraries are more important now than ever: “As technology becomes more integrated in daily life, we play an important role in bridging the gap between those who are fortunate enough to have resources to keep up with the pace of technology, and those who are not as fortunate.”  Her favorite authors are James Patterson and John Irving and she enjoys outdoor sports.