A homecoming at the Bay Village Branch Library

Anne Lynch, the Bay Village Branch Library’s new children’s services librarian, helps two-year-old Marin McGann with a shapes puzzle. Photo by Tara Wendell

Many thanks to The Observer for allowing me the opportunity to introduce myself to the Bay Village community. My name is Anne (Slaman) Lynch and I am joining the Bay Village Branch Library as the new children's librarian. I feel I have come full circle as I grew up in this lovely city on the lake and graduated from Bay High School.

I can vividly remember all the fun times: watching the Bay Rockets high school sporting events, plays and musicals, sledding and ice skating at Cahoon Park, visiting the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, riding my bike to the pool and of course Bay library.

In 2001, I began my library career at the North Royalton branch which is in my current hometown. I have always been an avid reader and enjoyed taking my children to all the engaging and informational programs the library had to offer and felt this was the perfect fit for me.

For the past 13 years I have worked in the children's department presenting programs for babies through middle school children. Most recently, I worked at the North Olmsted and Olmsted Falls branches and have enjoyed assisting all the inquisitive kids, parents, teachers and grandparents who have walked in the library doors.

On a personal note, I have been married to my wonderful husband Kevin for 28 years and we have three great young adults, Bill, Megan and Dan, plus a two-year-old Labrador rescue that we have had for five months. We enjoy being outdoors, boating in the summer at Chippewa Lake, hanging out with family and friends and volunteer work.

I feel privileged to be your new children's librarian and look forward to working with the knowledgeable and friendly Bay staff to connect with the entire family and help our youth develop to their fullest potential. The library has so many great ways to engage customers of all ages with reading recommendations, programs to stimulate the mind and as a community center.

I look forward to meeting everyone soon, stop by and say "Hello!"

Anne Lynch

Anne Lynch-Children's Services Librarian

CCPL-Bay Village

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 9:22 AM, 04.01.2014