Library welcomes new public services librarian
Jan 23, 2011 | 906 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Joe Barnhart Bee County Library welcomed its new public services librarian, Cynthia Blatherwick, on Jan. 10.

Cynthia graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a master’s degree in information science last August. She has always wanted to be a librarian.

Having volunteered in public libraries before, Cynthia was excited to come to Bee County and is enjoying life in Beeville so far.

“I’ve never lived in a small town before, but I love it; I like the pace and the lack of traffic,” she said. “It’s a tight-knit community. I’ve never been in an environment like this before.”

The young librarian grew up in Denver, Colo., and obtained her bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Colorado before moving to Texas for graduate school.

As public services librarian, Cynthia will be the one to answer questions about tax forms, computers and finding books and public records. She also does some collections acquisition and orders new fiction books, which, as an avid reader, she enjoys.

“Books are really expensive, and most people only read them once,” she said.

Cynthia said her favorite library activity is cataloging. However, what she likes best about the Bee County Library are the genuine patrons.

“Whether I’m helping with taxes, a child’s homework, or helping someone print, it’s heartwarming,” the new librarian said.

Cynthia looks forward to serving the Bee County Library patrons and exploring the community. She is excited about the warm climate and long summers of South Texas.
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