Batavia Public Library

My Librarian Kristin

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

—Charles William Elliot


Growing up with a children’s librarian for a mother, I lived and breathed reading.  I could most often be found with my nose in a book.  I forced myself through math homework by promising myself I could read a page after I did 5 problems.  So it was natural that I became an English major and ended up in library school.  Now as a reference librarian, I get to read for my job!  I enjoy humorous novels, like those of Donna Andrews and Debbie Mason.  My taste in mysteries runs to cozies and classics.  Christian fiction is another genre I enjoy.  When I turn to nonfiction, it’s most often to something that touches on women’s contributions to history–I loved Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly!

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