From: Westminster, Md.
Educated at: Masters Degree from Drexel University in Library and Information Science; bachelors Degree from Mount St. Mary's University in Elementary Education.
Job: Director, East Berlin Community Library, a member of the Adams County Library System.
Job's reward: Getting to see the excited faces of the children coming to the library to pick out materials and attend programs.
What I hate about my job: Paperwork, but who likes paperwork anyway!
Very first job was: Cashier at Kennie's Markets in Littlestown
Favorite food: Ham and Macaroni and Cheese
Hero: Cal Ripken (growing up that is)
Hobbies: Love Sports
Pet peeves: People saying "I Can't Do That" (especially in the workplace) when they haven't tried at all.
Would like to have witnessed what event in history: The first Super Bowl (before they even knew how big it would be!)
Event that changed your life: Graduating college
Scariest moment: I have been in two auto accidents, not something I want to do again.
First memory: Summers with my grandparents
Trait inherited from parents: Hard Work
Piece of advice that you live by: I Can't is spelled I Can first!
Who needs a hug? America
Favorite reading/author: James Patterson and most mystery books.
Favorite spot on earth: A cruise ship just about anywhere, so relaxing!
Website you visit most: www.fantasticfiction.com (a great website for readers)
One bad habit: Biting my nails when stressed
3 items on your bucket list: Visit the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and all 30 major league ballparks.
Five minutes with: Babe Ruth
What skill or lesson would you like to learn? Patience
What would people find surprising about you? I'm an Eagle Scout. Most people don't realize that.
What would make this world a better place? Communication between countries and different people within a country.
What is the best piece of news you received lately that you would like to share? Our expansion project for the East Berlin Community Library continues to raise money.
How would you like to be remembered? As someone who liked my job and did it well.
- By Alex J. Hayes,
Times managing editor