Amy Toombs is the resident go-to techie where she works-- but her job is far from what you'd expect.
Making Libraries Cool? If you say so.
by Doug Magditch
Librarians aren’t known for their exciting personalities. Much of the thanks goes to TV and movies. For many kids, that can make libraries a pretty scary place.
“I usually just thought it was full of books. Like, boring books,” said Malia Chivers, a student at TA Howard Middle School in Mansfield, Texas.
But Chivers’ librarian, Amy Toombs, is breaking that stereotype.
“Our librarian isn’t some mean lady with her hair in a bun and glasses yelling at you every time you talk,” said Chivers.Related articles
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