OCPL Staffer of the Month

May 2015

Christina Grace

Library Assistant

Library staffer since September 2014
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About My Family

I have been happily married to my husband Chris for 20 years. We were teen sweethearts and have been together 23 years.

We have 4 wonderfully amazing children and 2 granddaughters. Our oldest is Alexandria (Lexi). She is 22 years old and the mother of 3 year old Abigail and 1 year old Madalee. Lexi is in nursing school at Galen and works at UPS.

Our son Christian is 18 and is a freshman at WKU studying Political Science.

Our Daughter Ashlyn is 13 and is currently a 7th grader at East.

Last but definitely not least is the baby, Caiden, who is 9 and is in 4th grade at Centerfield.

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And My Animal Family

We have a dog named Boston Sox (yes we are fans of all Boston pro-teams). He is a medium size mixed breed, He will be 2 years old on October 24th.

Other Places, Other Times

I grew up in Texas -- East Texas as a child and North Texas as a teen. I moved to Kentucky and found that I loved the changing seasons and area.

My father passed away in 2005. My mother and sister are still in Texas so we moved back until 2010. Although I love Texas, Kentucky is my home.

Life Before OCPL

Before the library… oh wow… umm… Was there life before the library???

Just kidding! I was many things: mother, educator, cheerleading/softball/volleyball coach. I have served on the board of many of the youth leagues my children have participated in. Sports were a very large part of our lives for many years. Thankfully that time has slowed down, although I miss it some days.

How I Got Here

As a patron I loved coming to the library and always felt like it was a peaceful place. I was looking for part time work when the kids started back to school. I randomly messaged Mary Mielczarek. She encouraged me to put in an application. A few months later Graham called and the rest is history.

Of Course We Have To Include Books!

As a child I loved to read, and craved the knowledge it provided, as well as the exposure to worlds and vocabulary I was not accustomed to. I think books are a very important and essential aspect of society. I have thankfully always maintained that love and couldn’t imagine a life without books!

I Bet You Didn't Know!

I’m pretty much an open book (pun intended LOL), but you may not know that I am a Kentucky Wildcats fan.

I'd Just Like To Say...

I really enjoy working at the library! All of my co-workers are pretty great and the patrons are, too.

Thanks, Christina, for all your hard work, especially on those troublesome Overdue Notices. Your cheery smile and happy demeanor light up the Circ Desk.

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