The Southlake Public Library is full of tall tales, fantastic books and special treasures. One of the library’s precious jewels is longtime employee Barbara Walsh.
Walsh has served at the library for 15 years.
She works behind the scenes with the team organizing the library’s daily activities before the facility opens to the public.
“As a team, we process holds, collect the book drop, merchandise the stacks and display areas, prepare coffee for customers and get ready for different interactive programs,” Walsh said.
When she is not working with her teammates, you will find Walsh primarily working at the circulation desk assisting customers.
“I’ve always enjoyed my job as a library service clerk and meeting with the public daily,” Walsh said.
Although a typical day may be anything but typical, Walsh is fulfilled when it comes to her job.
“It is a happy place that has given me personal gratification, and the library staff has been like family to me over the last 15 years,” she said.
Walsh also discussed making special connections with customers and watching their children grow throughout the years.
“I am privileged to work at an uncommonly friendly and exciting environment and proud to serve our community,” she said. “We all take pride in creating a welcoming atmosphere before “showtime” when the doors open at 10 a.m. As these daily tasks are performed, we share a warm camaraderie and sense of community pride.” For more information about the services offered at the Southlake Public Library, please visit us online or follow us on Facebook.