Library Look: Laurie Blackmon, LaGrange Park Public Library

Laurie Blackmon | Submitted
Laurie Blackmon | Submitted

This edition of Library Look brings us the LaGrange Park Public Library’s Laurie Blackmon, circulation assistant.

Q. How long have you been with the library?

A. I have been with the library for eight years. I have always loved libraries, and am so happy to have the opportunity to work here.

Q. What is your favorite part of working at the library? Why?

A. I’m so fortunate to be working with such a great group of people. It really makes the job fun. I also enjoy interacting with our patrons. They are such an eclectic group and are always teaching me something new.

Q. What is something library patrons may not know about you?

A. I volunteer at the Blind Services Association with an incredible group of vision-impaired knitters. I also raise monarch butterflies.

Q. What do you think is an underused feature of the library and why?

A. We have so many wonderful programs at the library. One program in particular that I enjoy is the Cookbook Club. A different ethnic cookbook is chosen every few months. We all pick a recipe, cook it at home, and then bring it to the library for a feast to enjoy together.

Q. What is your favorite book and why?

A. “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry is one of my favorite books. I read it many years ago, and I remember it as having a little bit of everything; adventure, romance, interesting characters, humor. I also enjoy almost anything by Louise Erdrich and David Sedaris.

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