Meet the Staff: Courtney H.

Published Wednesday, March 8, 2023
How long have you worked at the library?

Since October 2022

How many items do you have checked out right now?


What book can you read again and again without losing interest? Why do you still read it?
Howls moving castle

Howl’s Moving Castle. I love the characterization of the characters and how they seem incredibly realistic. It is also just a wonderful comfort read.

What aspects of the library do you think are underutilized?

We have an audio book service called Hoopla that has a lovely amount of books to choose from and our poetry section is wonderful and often overlooked.

What is your favorite book format (book, audio, mp3, e-reader, etc.)?


What is your favorite aspect of working at the library?

I love being able to provide a comfortable space for our patrons and the interaction we have between all the people who enter the library.

What is your guilty reading (or listening) pleasure?

I really enjoy soft romance books occasionally.

What books do you feel guilty for not having read?

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Have your reading habits changed since working at the library? If so, how?

I have more access to graphic novels which is something I’ve been trying to look into more.

What is your perfect reading environment?

I love sitting outside under a large tree on a sunny day and reading but on the couch in a big blanket is a close second.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what single genre of books would you want with you?

Adventure fantasy

What was your favorite children’s book when you were a child? What is your favorite children’s book now?

It was a kids chapter book series called the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel and that one still holds a very strong place in my heart along with The Frog and Toad books that I recently rediscovered as an adult.

Before you worked here, what was your worst library transgression?

I’m not really sure I had any transgressions. I used the library when I was very young, living in St. Louis, but I do remember being insanely nervous about the possibility of turning in a book late.