Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Bryan + College Station Library System has new Branch Manager
Kathleen M. (Kathy) Nixie joins the Bryan + College Station Public Library System staff as the Larry J. Ringer Library Manager.
Nixie is a professional librarian who joins the B+CS Library System with 20 years of experience and a Masters Degree in Library Science. A self-described book-a-holic, Nixie loves books and decided early in life that a library atmosphere was for her.
Nixie enjoys teaching adults to read and spent several years teaching adult literacy. Today, she aims her attention at a different type of illiteracy in our community - computer illiteracy. While our young people are getting classes in school, Nixie sees a need for some adults to catch on to the digital age. The library has many resources to help, including web sites to teach typing, word processing, internet searching and other useful skills. All of the B+CS system libraries have free wireless internet.
Nixie is looking forward to expressing her creativity through her new role at the Ringer Library. She plans to use the puppet theatre at the library and her puppet friend Hoppy the Frog to create interest in arts and crafts, theatre and dramatics. She has also been known to appear in the Cat In the Hat suit! The world of kites has always interested Nixie. One of her goals is to help the community understand how different cultures around the world play with kites. She has traveled all over the United States, Asia and Europe to fly and collect kites.
The Ringer Library staff members are a dedicated group of information professionals that Nixie will guide to help visitors enjoy and learn from all of the available resources.
The Ringer Library is always looking for new volunteers for a variety of projects, and Nixie plans to honor her volunteers with a reception in the spring. If you have a few hours a week to help, please let library staff know by calling 979-764-3416. Stop by your nearest library branch and get a library card, pick up information on our programs, and at Ringer, visit with our newest staff member.
For more information, visit the B+CS Public Library System web site at http://www.bcslibrary.org.
Clara B. Mounce Public Library- 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, (979) 209-5600
Larry J. Ringer Public Library – 1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy., College Station, (979) 764-3416
Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History - 111 S. Main St., Bryan, (979) 209-5630
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