Danielle Fortin

Library Technician in Maine

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I am a firm believer in the public library and the services offered. Libraries are an integral part of the community, and I feel, many times are the heart of the community. Where else can you go for the vast array of services, products, and good company?

I have been working at a public library for 19 years now. Prior to that I volunteered after school and during vacations. I started out as a page and worked my way up to doing what I love- youth services. I absolutely love working with children and families in the library setting. Programming is one of my absolute favorite aspects of youth librarianship. Combining learning with arts and reading in ways that children can enjoy is something that fulfills me. Reader's Advisory is also something that I love. Finding the book that 'clicks' for someone is a wonderful feeling.

I am skilled in numerous areas pertaining to the public library. I have supervised staff and volunteers, planned and directed programs, assisted with the day to day running of the building, planned and presented budgets, and much more.