For this edition of “Meet the Staff,” we are catching up with Ms. Christine!
Ms. Christine has been working at the Hudson Library since she started as a shelver at the age of 16! She has held many roles during that time and has also graduated from Hudson High School and Kent State, both with her undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Her favorite storybooks are Frog on a Log by Kes Gray and The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems. And her favorite character is Mo Willems’ Pigeon.
When she’s reading for pleasure, she loves audiobooks, especially fantasy and science fiction. In addition to reading, her hobbies include baking, hooping, and playing ukulele. She is currently the department’s main uke player and often plays during her storytimes and other children’s programs.
Ms. Christine has two cats, named Bunny and Peter, who she adores. She also enjoys visiting and playing with her parents’ new dog, Cody Bear.
What is her favorite thing about the library? “The staff, and all the great things we have to offer, like programs, STEM kits, and tech items.”
Ms. Christine especially enjoys having the opportunity to do programs with kids of all ages, from babies to teens. “I love interacting with our patrons, and seeing their ideas and creations.” And of course, you may have noticed that for many of her programs, she invites a special costumed friend or two!
Fun facts about Ms. Christine:
- She’s a Hudson native, though she now lives just a little farther away.
- She has a twin brother. She also has an older brother who is a librarian, too.
- She played the flute in the Kent State University Marching Golden Flashes and the tenor sax in Flasher Brass, Kent State’s pep band.
- She enjoys playing her ukulele in two local performance groups: the Highland Square Ukuleles and the Rubber City Ukes.
- Both of her cats are three-legged due to an accident when they were feral kittens. Bunny is missing a front leg, and Peter is missing a back leg.