Being an avid reader and lover of books is what led Randi Hartman to the library setting. She started off as the children’s specialist at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library in Waynesboro, PA. While there the former director, showed her that her true calling was to become a librarian. Her partner and three wonderful children have motivated her to make the dream a reality. Almost though her schooling and ready to jump in with both feet she was chosen to be the new Director of Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library. As the new director, she hopes to be a strong asset to the library and cannot wait for the construction of the new community room and book sale room to be finished so that new and wonderful events can be created for larger crowds.
Over the winter the staff in East Berlin will be continuing with some of the favorite programs. The children’s story times are broken down into age groups. The baby story time is Friday mornings where the staff create an engaging environment to enhance your infant’s cognitive skills. Toddlers can enjoy story time on Monday mornings with a fast pace, high energy program geared especially for them. Preschoolers can come in on Wednesday and Friday mornings to boost their social skills and improve other skills that are necessary to make that next step into kindergarten.
It is not just the children that they cater to. There are plenty of adult programs as well. Each month there is a community book discussion that includes books from different genres. Books are not the only thing on the minds of the staff. Come join the Chicks with Sticks and learn how to crochet or knit. If that’s not your thing that come meet the Sit and Sew group as they create amazing projects with their sewing machines or make fancy cards with the Crafty Cards program.
The young adults are not forgotten. There are programs for them too. The teen advisory board helps the staff come up with great events like the monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. They are also planning a Harry Potter night and a Lip Sync Party. Come join the staff at Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library as they have create with literacy.
Submitted by Randi Hartman, Director, Trone Memorial Library.