I am going to do something a little different with my bi-weekly column over the next few months and take time to highlight the amazing staff you will see when you come into the Library. This week I am going to start with myself because I just came up with the idea, and I’m about an hour from when I need to have this submitted to make it into this week’s paper!
For those that don’t know me, my name is Anna Curtis and I am the Director at the Eaton Rapids Area District Library. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in History from Alma College, where I also studied Communications and Ballet (I was in the Company my entire college career, and finished my senior recital by standing on someone’s shoulders being carried off stage backwards).
From there I went on to receive my Master’s in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. I originally planned on being an academic librarian, but was hired by the Marshall District Library as a children’s librarian and I haven’t looked back since!
I came to Eaton Rapids in December 2014, and took over as the director on January 1, 2015. My favorite program is my Jump Into Reading Story Time (held virtually through the end of the year) because I love getting to connect with the youngest members in the community, and I get to read some of the funniest books too!
My go to book recommendations are: Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin (young kids), Endurance: My Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly (young readers/adults) and Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (adults).
I reside on our family’s dairy farm in Williamston with my husband of 11 years, our two children Helen (7) and Michael (5) (both of whom are featured prominently in the majority of the videos/photos recently posted on our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram), two dogs, one cat, eight chickens and four ducks.
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a little bit better, and are looking forward to learning more about the rest of the ERADL staff over the coming months!
If you have questions or comments about the Library please contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-663-0950 x401).