Over the last few weeks, devoted readers of this column have gotten to know a little about the new Wando Mount Pleasant Library’s staff. At long last, readers can become acquainted with a new addition to the Mount Pleasant Regional Library: Adult Services librarian Sarah Edwards (SE). If you’ve stopped into the Mount Pleasant branch lately, you may have seen her busily arranging this month’s book displays or working at the Adult Services desk. Regardless of whether you’ve had a chance to introduce yourself to Sarah, I hope you’ll take this opportunity to learn a little more about her.
Q: Share a little bit about yourself.
SE: I’m originally from Richmond, Va. I moved to Mount Pleasant in 2008 because my mother had remarried, her new husband’s job brought them here and I was just out of graduate school and looking for work (and somewhere to live). Thanks to new friends, I found work and eventually moved out on my own. A few years later, I was working in a museum and felt the need to go back to school. I had planned to pursue museum studies, but found librarianship would combine my love of knowledge, teaching, people and variety.
Q: What drew you to librarianship?
SE: I loved the intersection of libraries with my other interests, skills and training. I love talking to people, sharing information and helping others − where else can you do that? I also like variety, which the library provides. You never know who will come up to you, what they will ask or what new author or book you’ll discover.
Q: What will you be doing at Mount Pleasant Regional Library?
SE: I can usually be found at the Adult Services desk answering questions and helping people do all sorts of things on the library computers or on their own devices. I enjoy creating book displays. I look forward to taking on some of the book club responsibility, as well as planning and executing programs.
Q: When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
SE: Like many librarians, I enjoy reading. Other hobbies include visiting local museums and historic sites, as well as attending trivia nights with my boyfriend and friends.
Monday Book Discussion (adults)
Monday, July 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
“Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward.
Read Anything Book Club (adults and teens)
Tuesday, July 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Read and share whatever books you enjoy with other Charleston book lovers.
Mah Jongg the American Way (adults)
Wednesday, July 10 from 2-4 p.m.
Join other Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play.
For all CCPL programs, visit ccpl.org/calendar. Summer Reading programs for all ages are in full swing. Participate and earn your share of the prizes.