Where is your hometown?
How long have you volunteered at FCPL?
What made you choose to volunteer at FCPL?
John and I had just retired and moved to Cumming from Scottsdale, AZ to be closer to our daughters’ families. Previously I had worked in a medical laboratory and wanted to do something completely different. I have loved reading, books, and libraries all my life, so this was a great fit. I also wanted to learn about our new community and Forsyth County. I can’t think of a better place to learn than the library. Another incentive was that Hampton Park was scheduled to open in 2010 and our granddaughters lived in that subdivision. I thought I would be helping out there. The Materials Department had other ideas, but I was able to help get the materials prepared for Hampton Park so I felt that I directly helped my granddaughters get a fine local library branch up and running.
What is your favorite part of volunteering at FCPL?
The people with whom I work are awesome. In all departments they are friendly, knowledgeable and supportive and have made me feel special since the day I started. I also love the sense of contributing to the community.
What’s the most interesting place you’ve lived or traveled?
We have been fortunate to have lived for 5 years in the Netherlands and visited 30 countries and 44 U.S. states. I have enjoyed every one of the places we have lived and visited, so I really can’t choose a favorite.
What are your hobbies?
Besides traveling, I love painting with oils, acrylics and watercolor, gardening, spending time with our families, and enjoying time with our dog, Buddy, and cat, Black Piet, (both rescue animals). I also volunteer at the Cumming Library Friends Bookstore and am hospitality chair of the Sawnee Association of the Arts.
What are you reading right now?
I am currently reading MacPherson’s Lament by Sharyn McCrumb
Paper books, eBooks, or audiobooks?
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
The Forsyth County Public Library system is the best I have ever seen. I can’t think of a better place to volunteer.