Monday, December 10, 2012

Meet the Staff Monday - Theresa

Here is our last but not least Meet the Staff Monday! Many thanks to our awesome staff members for their contributions.  Chances are if you have visited the library in the past 7 years you have met Theresa in one area or another.  She started at the library in January 2004 as a part time clerk and is now a full time supervisor at the main desk.  Her first love is her family.  She met her husband when she was just 15 years old and after 15 years of being together they have a beautiful family of 2 girls and 2 boys.  In her spare time (which is hard to find) she participates along with her husband and 4 children, in Krav Maga and Mixed Martial Arts at The Premier Martial Arts studio on Main Street here in Collinsville.  She currently has her second degree red belt and will be testing for her black belt in 3-6 months.  She's an avid reader with a few favorite authors like Jodi Picoult, Nicolas Sparks, and Dean Koontz, but she really likes to discover new authors by browsing the shelves and picking books whose titles or covers catch her eye.  When she gets a chance to watch TV she like to watch and root for her favorite drivers Tony Stewart and Jimmy Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  She also enjoys history themed documentaries and anything that will make her laugh.  Her daily goal is to try and make someone else's day better and always find a positive outlook on everything.  Her life goal is to provide a safe, happy, loving home for her children to thrive in, to watch them grow into independent strong individuals, and maybe someday retire and let them take care of her.   If you’re at the library take the time to say hello to Theresa; I'm sure she will have a smile for you.

--Posted by Alison Donnelly, Children's Librarian