In our ongoing series of blog posts highlighting our awesome staff throughout the Free Library of Philadelphia, today we take some time to speak with Christina Holmes - Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library Branch Manager and Children’s Librarian...
What is your role with the Free Library of Philadelphia?
I am the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library Branch Manager and Children’s Librarian.
What do you wish more people knew about the library where you work?
The most important thing I would like people to know about Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library is that there is amazing staff available to help them find just the right book, information, or connect them with needed resources. I also want everyone to know there is always something fun and engaging to do at the library—Monthly Toddler Storytime, Fiber Craft Group, Lego Days, Movie Days, and Teen Comic Book Club. We offer cooking classes quarterly. The library also provides a wealth of information about different things going on in the community. Many organizations use our public message board to leave information about upcoming community events and to post job listings.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
When I was growing up in Philadelphia, my favorite place was the library. The most rewarding aspect of my job is being able to make the library a fun and engaging place for everyone, as library staff did for me when I was growing up.
What are you currently reading/watching?
I am currently reading The 100 by Kass Morgan and watching The Strain.
Where’s your favorite place to read in Philly?
My favorite place to read is on the El Train.
Do you have a favorite librarian or other Free Library staff member at your neighborhood library you think we should shine a spotlight on? Let us know in the comments!