Friday, September 11, 2015

Just One Item - Kyla

We have challenged every member of our staff to pick just one item to recommend to our patrons. It's easy to rattle off a list of favorites but to single out and stand by just one suggestion requires discipline and commitment. This succinct and straightforward approach will not only provide passionate suggestions but will offer a tailored window to learning a little bit about each staff member's unique personality and tastes.

Kyla has been with the library for nearly two years and is our Collinsville Memorial Library Center's Branch Manager. Collinsville is Kyla's hometown but she was previously the Director at a library in northern Illinois. She moved back home when career opportunities arose for herself and her husband Sean and they now live in town. Kyla wanted to stress how much of a struggle it was "narrowing everything down to one item when each of us are complex and multi-faceted in our interests." Well said, Kyla. Our readers thank you for enduring this grueling exercise for their amusement. In a final show of defiance, Kyla picked an audiobook so that she could also offer an accompanying reminder that we have portable CD players available for checkout.

Kyla's one item is Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. "This story is filled with a quirky array of characters such as Sister Mary Loquacious of the Chattering Order of St. Beryl and an equally ridiculous set of circumstances. Gaiman and Pratchett deftly weave the absurd with the divine to make something uniquely...well, human."

Posted by Terry Pierson, Library Clerk