Lauren Graham

Colleague Spotlight

Lauren Graham

– What is your professional role/position?

Youth Services Librarian for Arapahoe Libraries. I get to work with all ages, and I do specific programming for ages 5-12.

– How has CATS helped you in your career/personal development?

I love collaborating and getting ideas from others in our field, and CATS is definitely a way to do just that! I love the energy the CATS members bring to the table, too! CATS is a great form of continuing education for me.

– Do you have a favorite quote?

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. —Dr. Seuss

– What are your hopes for children and teen services?

My hope is to have quality over quantity regarding children and teen services. I know most often, program attendance is the priority in libraries, but I’m hoping to reach the children and teens who I can deeply invest in, and change a life. Perhaps this is something to consider when assessing children and teen services and/or justifying to your Board/Director.

What book did you read last?

Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee, it’s an ARC right now… (Good Katie DiCamillo read alike!)

– What books are at your bedside?

The Tween Scene; Get Started: Crochet and Kim Derting’s The Replacements.

– What is a super hero ability you wish you had?

The superhero ability I always wanted was to fly; however, after much consideration for wind, hair getting caught in eyes, bugs, etc., I think I may change my desired ability to speed reading! 🙂 It takes me a long time to get through books because I want to absorb them. (However, I have been known to inhale certain books… usually series that I can’t get enough of… and re-read them over and over!)