Meet the Staff: Ms. Mariam

In this installment of “Meet the Staff,” we get to know a little more about Ms. Mariam!

Ms. Mariam’s favorite thing about the library is the books! (That’s not a digital background in her photo: those are stacks of her own real books!)

She also really enjoys working with the other librarians to come up with fun and interactive programs.

Her favorite children’s book is Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty. Her favorite book characters are Elephant & Piggie, from Mo Willems’ very popular book series. In her spare time, she likes to read contemporary teen and middle-grade fiction, as well as fantasy and graphic novels.

Ms. Mariam has five sisters and a brother, and their family owns a big black dog named Frank, an English Bulldog named Rupert, and Princess Dale the cat.

Her hobbies include reading, volunteering, playing board games, and trying to cook and bake. She must be succeeding at that one, because she even started a kids’ cookbook club at the library!

She admits that she hated reading as a child, but enjoys it now, and loves being a librarian!

A few fun facts about Ms. Mariam:

  • She once met Matthew Lewis, the actor who plays Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter movies.
  • She’s been to the top of the Empire State Building in New York City and the Space Needle in Seattle. 
  • She threw out the first pitch last summer at an Akron Rubber Ducks baseball game.

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