Welcome to #FDL’s feature column, Five Questions, where we ask library staff and other East Peoria residents roughly the same five questions. For our next Five Questions column, we’re interviewing Sarah Baker, one of FDL’s circulation assistants who helps get your library items from point A to point B.
1. Who are you?
I’m so many things – wife, mother, trivia hostess, gardener, herbalist, retired Irish dancer, aspiring writer, kitty rescuer, cook – really, the list goes on and on! And I’m a regular face at the checkout desk.
2. What is your favorite part of working at FDL?
I love knowing that every day I’m at work, I’ve helped at least one person. It might be something simple, but it can make a difference in how the rest of your day plays out. I enjoy helping people find their answers.
3. What are you reading/watching/listening to right now?
I’m watching my way through the first season of Elementary (love it!). I’ve usually got one book and one audiobook going – I’m reading The Serpent and The Rainbow by Wade Davis, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and listening to White Night by Jim Butcher. I’m also super jazzed because I’ve got a stack of Attack on Titan: Before the Fall AND Gundam ORIGINS waiting for me (and I’ll probably finish those first).
4. If you didn’t already have your dream job, what would you be doing?
I would love to homestead! I do a fair amount of gardening and canning, but it’s not been a big enough scale to go beyond my home and my family. I’d want to have fresh produce, canned jelly, jam, preserves and chutneys, shrubs and sodas, wine and cider, and baked goods to take to farmer’s markets.
5. What is the best use of a towel in case of dire emergency?
My Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy training says that covering your head will protect you from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (it is the stupidest creature in the entire universe – so profoundly unintelligent that, if you can’t see it, it assumes it can’t see you).
Interviewed by: Carey Gibbons, Reference Specialist
Welcome to #FDL! #FDL is a twice weekly update on all things Fondulac District Library and East Peoria. Twice a week, library staff will make posts that highlight some aspect of library life and relate it to you – our readers. Have you ever wanted to know which Dewey number represented a certain topic? Are you looking for book recommendations based on your favorite television show or television recommendations based on your favorite book? Have you ever wondered about the secret details of librarian life? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then #FDL is for you. We look forward to writing posts that are informative and entertaining and hope that you enjoy getting better acquainted with Fondulac District Library.