Friday, December 2, 2011

Congratulations to Pat Freitag for her 19 Years of Service as Children's Librarian @ the Graham Public Library

Open House to honor long-time children’s librarian. (, 11/25/2011.  Unfortunately, this website doesn't provide direct links to articles.)

Excerpt: Pat Freitag has been a familiar face at Union Grove’s Graham Public library for the last 19 years, however, she has decided to retire at the end of the year.

An open house will be held in her honor on Friday, Dec. 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the library.

Freitag worked as a kindergarten teacher and a pre-school director before she became children’s librarian at Graham Public Library in 1992.

“I liked it because I got to do everything,” Freitag said, reflecting on her career. She enjoyed the variety of doing deskwork, reference work and working with kids, parents and grandparents.

Her job has had to evolve over the years to adapt to changing times. When she began, Freitag coordinated a story time for four and five-year-olds and would typically see 15 to 18 kids in a group.

Over time, the numbers decreased, which Freitag credits to more children being in daycare. To adapt, Freitag just lowered the target age for story time to two- and three-year-olds.

She has also done lap-sit classes for infants, family story times and family book discussions. “Things have evolved constantly,” Freitag said.

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