Children's Librarian Jessica McCart
To give you an idea of what makes her tick, we asked some personal and professional questions, and we’re presenting the answers here.
What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume alone?
I’m still able to do a back walk-over and walk on my hands! Otherwise, I’m pretty boring. I’m yawning just thinking about how uninteresting I am, which then makes me sleepy. That then leads to me wanting chocolate cake… but I always want chocolate cake and tacos.
What three traits define you?
Smile lots, family-oriented, goofy. (I wanted to say, “amazingly funny, incredibly witty, and a friend to all”. But I thought staying humble would be the best approach… and I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who laughs at my jokes anyway, so that cancels out the funny trait.)
What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?
Hhhhmmmm… define “typical”. I assist with the day-to-day operations of working in the library. This consist of helping patrons look for items, checking items in and out, shelving said items, planning programs, and maintaining the library in general. Our main focus is always our patrons. We are extremely community-focused and we try our best to ensure patrons can obtain the items they seek, and that they are also enjoying their time in the library.
I also do weekly storytime with the little kiddos of Hutto, and I go out to the surrounding daycares for storytime. I’m currently working on “Babies Needs Words Every Day” which is a campaign to encourage parents and caregivers to talk, read, sing, and play with their babies to help the little ones with their early literacy skills.
Which one would you want most – flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities?
None! Flying cars sound complete terrifying! I’m scared of heights, so I can already imagine how that situation would play out. Robot housekeepers… that sounds creepy. There is also something very humbling about daily household chores. I don’t mind them. Finally, I just don’t know about moon cities. I like green grass, trees, and chirping crickets. I’m not sure the moon can offer those things J. Now, give me the ability to teleport from one location to another, and I’ll be one happy camper!
What is your favorite book of all time?
I read A LOT of children’s books, and there are too many amazing books to choose just one. It would be so wrong to choose ONE favorite, and I don’t play like that. ;-) However, I can tell you that there are two books I read every day and take with me on trips: The Bible and My Utmost for His Highest.
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