Celebrating 5 Years: Happy Anniversary, Kelcey!

Published Monday, August 10, 2020

Kelcey joined our team with previous library experience, and shares her friendly demeanor, efficiency, and customer service focus every day with our patrons. She has a great flair for graphic design and is responsible for some of our most creative flyers and displays. You may remember, “Dinosaurs didn’t read, and not they’re extinct!” Kelcey is always willing and able to contribute unique self-serve programming ideas, one of the most popular being the “Edwardsville Grows” seed swap.

We rely on Kelcey as an experienced and capable member of the circulation team and we’d like to thank her for her daily contributions to the library and our community. Thank you, Kelcey

How long have you worked at the library?

May was my 5 year anniversary!

In what part of the library do you work and what do you do?

Technically I work in adult and youth circulation, but I also get to do fun projects and run the Edwardsville Grows seed library.

What has changed the most since you started working here?

We love a good policy change around here but it’s always done to make the library a better place and to help us serve our patrons to the best of our ability. I feel the library should always be evolving to better serve our community.

What services offered at the library do you wish more people knew about?

People are often surprised when I tell them that we still have and use a traditional fax machine.

What has kept you working at the library?

My awesome family of coworkers who have made me enjoy coming to work every day these last 5 years. You won’t find a better bunch of people to support and care for you.

What is your favorite book that you’ve read in the past year?

I haven’t read many books in the past year as I was finishing up my college degree, but I did really enjoy Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith. It’s an easy to read young adult novel with a really fun cross-country train ride adventure.


What is the first book you remember reading?

I don’t have many memories of picture books, but I do remember buddy reading the entirety of the Junie B. Jones series with my mom & us both really enjoying it.

Do you have a favorite book genre?

I love a good contemporary travel novel but I also have a large appreciation for high level fantasy stories that really take you on a trip to another world.