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Meet the Staff: Matt

Aug 15th, 2016 at 12:14 PM

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What do you do at the Gates Public Library?

I work at the circulation desk as a Library Aide. I charge, renew and discharge circulating materials and I work to help patrons to the best of my power. I've been trained to handle a variety of issues and I learn new things every day.

What book has changed your life and how?

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is my all-time favorite book, and earns the place as a book that changed my life. It isn't the most meaningful book ever, but I don't think I've ever enjoyed a book as much as this one.

What book made the biggest impact on you as a child?

I used to check out Look-Alikes by Joan Steiner all the time, each scene in the book is amazingly creative and awesome to look at. I remember it lacking in the word department, but the pictures inside completely make up for it.

You wake up to find your house is burning down. You only have time to save one object. What is it?

Assuming my family and animals made it out, I would probably grab my cell phone so I could call 911. I wouldn't worry about anything else too much, we have most important things backed up or protected in some way.

What is your spirit guide animal?

My spirit guide animal is the glorious otter, because they're awesome and they spend a ton of time just chilling on their backs in the water. If humans were more like otters, we probably wouldn't have wars (unless they were oyster-related wars).

All of the titles under "Staff Recommendations" were selected by Matt.