Library Limelight: Andrea DelValle, Public Services
Library Limelight is intended to be a quick read to help FCPL patrons get to know our librarians and staff. We hope you enjoy learning about the people who make our libraries great! Andrea DelValle
Specialist- Youth Services
Forks Library Where is your hometown?
Orange Park, Florida How long have you been at FCPL?
This is my 10thyear. What other jobs have you had at FCPL?
I started out working on the circulation desk at the Cumming Library, then as a children’s programming
assistant. When FCPL added a fourth library branch, it became apparent that
programming should shift from a centralized location to a branch based model.Since moving to the Sharon Forks Library, I have been able to assist our patrons on multiple levels by providing storytime
programs, as well as readers’ advisory and reference services. Why did you choose to work in a library?
My mom was a librarian, and when I was in high school, she encouraged me to apply for a job shelving books
at our local branch. I used to chat with the children’s librarian and I
remember thinking how fun it would be to have a job like that someday. Describe your job in five words or less.
Loud, messy, fun, creative, rewarding What is unique about your job?
I get paid to paint, color,play music, dress up, and act silly. What is your favorite part of your job?
I enjoy making connections with our patrons. I love it when a parent tells me that their child loves to read
because of storytime, or that their reluctant reader enjoyed the book I recommended. Sometimes I get hugs from kids, and that is pretty great, too. I am glad that I have a job that gives back to the community and (hopefully)
makes a difference in someone’s life. What’s the most interesting place you’ve lived or traveled?
When I was 19, I hiked two active volcanoes: Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier. Mount St. Helens was still smoking! What are your hobbies?
I enjoy reading, hiking,painting, playing music, and spending as much time with my kids as possible! What are you reading right now? I am almost finished with Revenge of the Witch, the first book in the Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney. That reminds me, I
need to put book two on hold right now! Paper
books or eBooks?
I enjoy both.