I was born and raised in Altoona. My husband, David and I have 2 adult sons, Quincy and Derek. When I young The Book Mobile came to our elementary school because we didn't have a city library. Then the Altoona Library opened in the little white house on 1st Avenue when I was 14. I have fond memories of time spent with friends in the basement kid's room - and we thought it was great! When my boys were young we attended a lot of children's programs and spent many afternoons in the red brick library that now houses the Altoona Police Dept.
In 1997 I had the honor of serving on the building committee for the new library and I served as a member and officer of the Friends of the Altoona Public Library for many years.
As a new library board member in 2014, I am excited to be learning more about how the library can serve our community as it thrives and adapts to technology today. It is my privilege to serve as a trustee.