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Welcome! I am so pleased to have this new forum to communicate with you. The title of this blog is a pun on my last name, which is simply pronounced “first.” It also describes what I hope to communicate to you, my thoughts and experiences during my first year as Director of the Vernon Area Public Library District.

I began in January, so I am quickly closing in on completing my first 100 days.  My first few months have just been a whirlwind …. which might sound like an exaggeration to anyone who hasn’t visited a public library lately.  However, being a 21st century librarian involves more than “shh-ing” and reading the classics. I hope you will “check out” my next installment and let me regale you with my library tales. Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to consider a career in libraries; but at the very least I hope it will pique your interest enough to visit the Vernon Area Public Library.


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