New people at library

Jennifer Kilkenny

As our summer “Libraries Rock” Story Time program winds down, we want to take a chance to introduce you to our new staff member, Jennifer Kilkenny. Kilkenny is the smiling redhead who began greeting everyone who came to the library on Tuesday, June 12. She not only greets you as you enter the main library, but also helps get patrons signed into a computer, checks books in and out, and does whatever she can to make your trip to the library both enjoyable and productive. Kilkenny and her husband, Lance, have three children, Jeremy (14), Ben (11), Ashley (married to an Army man currently stationed in Afghanistan), and one grandson, Troy. She is also a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Corsicana with Lance and Jeremy making it a family affair. She and Lance are both 2nd Lieutenants, and Jeremy has recently passed the tests and qualifications to be an officer. Kilkenny enjoys many things including, as she said, “all things craft,” and also participates in three local theatre groups (Trinity Star Arts Council, Palestine Texas Theatre, and Corsicana). She loves learning, is curious about everything, and has already proven to be a valuable asset to the Fairfield Library. Next time you’re at the library give her a big smile back! There have been some other changes in people at the library that are not visible in the day to day operations of the library, but are important to the effectiveness of how your library functions. The death earlier this year of Fairfield Library Association Board President Lyle Red left an unexpected vacancy in his position and seat. Scott Mills was elected by the board to be the new president, while Tammy Gawryszewski moved to vice president. Sid Ivy filled Red’s open position. With the successful renovation and re-grand opening of the library in 2017, Christine Manning felt her job was done and tendered her resignation from the board; she was subsequently replaced by Mary Jean Alford.


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