Interview with Ms. Cross, O. Henry Librarian

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Ms. Cross is our new librarian and a a former ELA teacher at O. Henry.  Here’s what she had to say about being the new librarian.

Q:   Why did you switch to being a librarian?

A:   It’s like running a coffee shop. It’s a fun new atmosphere with young adult books.

Q:   What’s your favorite thing about being a librarian?   

A:   Getting a kid hooked on a book who doesn’t like reading.

Q:   What’s your least favorite thing about being a librarian?   

A:   Catching students with overdue books.

Q:   What’s your favorite book and why?

A:   The Book Thief. I love historical fiction. The book’s about World War II and the         narrator’s death. It’s very uniquely written.

Q:   Are the people in your family into books and writing?

A:   My father, yes.  My mom and sister, no, but I’ve got them into books like Wonder and graphic novels.

Q:  Does being a librarian make you want to write books?

A:   I love to read books, but I don’t have the desire to write them.

Q:  If you could have any guest speaker come to OHMS, who would it be and why?

A:  Malala Yousafzia, she is amazing and truly fights for education for all people.

Q:  If you could make any change in the library, what would they be?

A:  New furniture, plants, and more technology so it is even more inviting for all students.   

Q:  Was the recent book fair successful and why?

A:  Yes!  In only three days we made $570 dollars for the library!

Q:  If you could make any book club, what would it be named and why?

A:  “I Hate Books” book club because I want to get kids who don’t like reading to read a book that will change their minds.