Congratulations to employees of the month, Stephanie and Heather!
Stephanie and Heather are co-chairs of the Kindergarten Readiness committee and have led the committee in the initiative to get pre-K residents prepared for entering school. In March, the committee hosted systemwide events 'Kinderpalooza' which welcomed over 2,000 early learners across Orange County.
Stephanie started as Children Librarian at Cypress and in the last 6 years has worked as a Librarian at Cypress, Irvine Katie Wheeler, Garden Grove and La Palma Libraries. She has assisted with programming, outreach and collection development at each location. She is grateful for OC Public Libraries' Kindergarten Readiness committee and local branch staff for encouraging, supporting and hosting Kinderpalooza and Kindergarten Readiness related storytimes and special programs.
Heather has been a Librarian for 18 years and with OC Public Libraries since December 2019. She started at Katie Wheeler Library as the Children's Librarian and is currently the children's nonfiction Evaluator. Like Stephanie, she assists with programming, outreach, and collection development and especially enjoys connecting patrons with the best books (aka reader's advisory). She has learned a lot as co-chair of the Kindergarten Readiness Committee and is grateful for all of its dedicated and enthusiastic committee members.