Meet the Staff: Tara E.

Published Monday, May 20, 2019
How long have you worked at the library?

About 3 months.

How many items do you have checked out right now?

38! This includes books for my kids :)

How many items are on your hold list?


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

I normally don’t read books over and over again because there are so many books I want to read for the first time.

If you were a literary character, who would you be and why?

Mary Poppins, because she always has an answer for everything, she sings, and I love her outfits.

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What aspects of the library do you think are underutilized?

Our digital resources – Kanopy, Hoopla, and CloudLibrary.

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

I mostly read regular books, but I do like audiobooks on Cloud library from time to time.

What is your favorite aspect of working at the library?

I love helping people find books and seeing the community use all the services the library provides.

What books do you feel guilty for not having read?

There are a lot of classics that I haven’t read, or at least don’t remember reading from high school. And I haven’t finished the Harry Potter series.

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

Yes, I’ve been reading more because I’m constantly running across books that seem interesting.

Monster at the end of this book
What is your perfect reading environment?

At home alone on a rainy day.

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

Literary fiction

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

The Monster at the End of This Book starring lovable, furry, old Grover​. My favorite children’s books now are pretty much anything by Oliver Jeffers.

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

I had a rather large fine that I thought would be good to pay before I applied for the job.

About the Author

Katherine is the Social Media Coordinator and has been working at EPL since 2008. She loves books, especially ones with unique plots and those written so well that she can't put them down.