The Nevada County Library is pleased to welcome our new Children’s Librarian, Kim Farnsworth. Kim started her position with the library on Monday January 7th and she has already dived straight into work, helping children from the service desks at the Madelyn Helling Library and the Grass Valley Library, working on weeding out older materials, and participating in library system-wide discussions on future collection development policies.
Kim will be responsible for Children’s and Young Adult services at all of our Western County branches, including the libraries in Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley and Bear River. She is excited to work with current children’s room staff Cindy (at the Madelyn Helling Library) and John (at the Grass Valley Library). Kim will be ordering new materials, weeding out older items, creating new programs, putting on current programs, and doing outreach into the community, just to name the basics.
Kim recently moved from Phoenix, Arizona where she worked for the Phoenix Public Library System for the past three years. She received her MLIS from the University of Arizona in 2012 and immediately started looking to use her degree as a Librarian with a focus in Children’s or Young Adult services. She loves working for the library with all age groups (although she particularly likes working with tweens and teens) and is an avid reader of many genres. She also loves to watch anime and Korean dramas in her spare time, in addition to her hobby of knitting.
Kim chose to move to our community and work with the Nevada County Library system because she is excited about the direction the library is moving in-people focused and willing to try new programs and ventures. Kim is particularly pleased about meeting all of our library users in her new position. She’d love to recommend a book to you; a current teen fiction favorite is Cinder by Melissa Meyer. She is genuinely happy to meet each and every person who enters the Children’s section so be sure to stop by and say hello soon!
By: Jessica Hudson County Librarian, County of Nevada.