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Ask a Librarian – Donna Lambert & Harry Spear


Vassalboro Public Library, Vassalboro, Maine

The Vassalboro Public Library is open 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Most of the time there are at least two volunteers available to assist patrons. Volunteers are important to keeping it running!
I interviewed Donna Lambert, library director and Harry Spear, helper, in person!

What kind of librarian are you?

Donna: I am the library director.

Harry: I am a volunteer.
How long have you been a librarian?

Donna: 16 years.
What led you to wanting to be a librarian?

Donna: I like books and kids. I started as a children librarian.
Harry:     I like books.

How do you pick books?

Donna: I base the books on what the patrons like and what authors are popular.


Do you have a favorite author?

Donna: Gerry Boyle who lives next town over. He writes mystery stories.

Harry: I don’t have a favorite author.
How do you decide what book to recommend to a specific kid?

Donna: I ask kids what they like and help them find books on that subject.