“A legitimate dream come true” for BCPL’s Community Events Liaison

It’s hard to believe I have already been at BCPL for one year! As the Community Events Liaison for Youth Services, I spend most of my time at the Main Library, but I’m fortunate to get to travel to the other branches as well. Spending time at all our locations allows me to work with so many different people, and getting to know everyone makes my job that much more fun. BCPL has been a perfect fit for what I was looking for and has allowed me to feel a sense of pride in what I do. It is very rewarding to know that I am assisting in quality programming for BCPL families.

I grew up on the west side of Cincinnati and was born into a very musical household. Music is a huge part of how my family communicates. I remember during all of the craziest times in my life, that the one constant was music. This passion eventually drove me to become a music teacher which was amazing. I have so many wonderful memories of my students and their performances. I would not trade that time in my life for the world. During my last two years of teaching, I went back to school to get my Masters in Arts Administration which is when I realized how much I wanted to work in a nonprofit organization. Once I finished my degree and saw the open position at BCPL, there was no question that I was going to apply for it and the rest is history!

Last year I married the love of my life. We had a Disney-themed wedding because we are huge Disney nerds. I have loved Disney ever since I can remember and basically have convinced my husband to love it just as much. He proposed in front of Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom – a legitimate dream come true. My favorite Disney trip that we have taken so far is to Disneyland Paris. It was beyond magical!

Quality time with family and friends is always my top priority. I am blessed to have the best! In my spare time, I listen to and play music. My husband plays guitar, so we play and sing a lot together. Live music is my jam! Arts and theater are other loves of mine. I enjoy being around the “arts scene” in downtown Cincinnati. I love board games of all sorts, but watch out if you play with me, because I am super competitive.

In more recent news, my husband and I got a puppy! Her name is Luna, and she is a Mini Bernedoodle. She brings so much love and laughter to our lives! My guilty pleasure is religiously watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, so if you are also a fan and you want to chat about THE MOST DRAMATIC SEASON EVER, feel free to give me a call.

Browse our collection without leaving home!

Although we are reopening to the public on Monday, June 15, we understand that there are many people still not comfortable visiting our building.

Not physically coming into the Library can be challenging if you enjoy browsing our collection to find a book or movie that you would never have looked for by name. This is a little harder to do through our catalog, but here are a few things staff have created to help browse without leaving home.

  • You can see new books added to the collection in several categories by visiting our catalog and scrolling to New Items. The list includes Fiction, Biographies, Cookbooks, DVDs, Children’s books and so much more!
  • Be sure to check out Books+ which can be found on the menu of our homepage. Here you will find a number of new titles.
  • Reading lists for children by age can be found by clicking Kids from our homepage.
  • BCPL can provide reading recommendations based on your preferences. Complete the Book Recommendations form with as much detail as possible.  Our readers’ advisory staff will create a personalized reading list just for you. Although we cannot guarantee that you will like everything, we will try our best.
  • Book Bundle is a great option for children’s books.  Fill out the request form including what your child is interested in, and our Youth Services staff will bundle a selection of books for your child to enjoy.

So start placing items on hold and take advantage of our curbside pickup!