HO-HO-KUS, N.J. -- Ho-Ho-Kus’ Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library recently opened the new Young Adult room and in response, hired Erin Douglass as its first Youth Services Librarian.
Douglass is currently enrolled at San Jose State University and working towards her masters in library and information science. She is a graduate of SUNY Purchase, where she received a B.A. in sociology.
After working for two years as a Circulation Assistant at Midland Park Memorial Library, Douglass opted to return to school with the goal of working with children in a public library. She also works as an assistant at Wyckoff Public Library.
The hire will allow the library to offer increased programming for children, teens, and their families.
Library Director Gretchen Kaser is excited for the change as well: “With the addition of Erin, our staff will be better able to meet the needs of our community,” Director Gretchen Kaser said in a statement. “The library has experienced tremendous growth over the last year, and this will only help.”
Also new at the library is a dedicated room for teens. This area, which previously housed reference books and biographies, has been redecorated to appeal to young adults in grades 7-12.
Comfortable seating has been added to accommodate students wishing to complete homework or spend time with their friends.
In coming months, art students at Ho-Ho-Kus School will paint a mural as well.
The public is invited to visit the new room any time the library is open.
Information about upcoming youth programs can be found by visiting the library’s website at http://hohokus.bccls.org .