Question: What’s your best reading related memory?
Heather Maloney, Library Director: I read a book about Helen Keller’s life over and over when I was a kid — I was amazed by her grit and determination. I also loved learning the alphabet in sign language in the back of the book.
Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: My high-school best friend had the entire Sweet Valley High book collection and would let me borrow each book until I read the entire series.
Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Oh, man. I loved the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release night. I was in a wedding the night the book came out. We all went and got a copy in our bridesmaids dresses (including one for the bride). I stayed up all night reading and finished just in time to make the morning brunch.
Lauren Wahman, Instruction Librarian: Visiting the used bookstore in Raleigh, NC right on Hillsborough Street, close to NC State University. I walked there every summer when I would visit my grandparents. I usually made multiple trips during my visit and would stock up on the Nancy Drew mysteries.
Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: My Aunt use to read to me when I was little during the time she lived with my family. My favorite book was the Bernstein Bears.
Chris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Reading bedtime stories to my 3 kids when they were little. I miss it so much!