LC Library blooms with new selections, activities and head librarian

LITTLE CURRENT—The Little Current Public Library is welcoming spring with new head librarian, Karen Gallo.

Ms. Gallo has worked as a library assistant at the Little Current library for the last eight years and stepped into her new role last month.

“I have been living on Manitoulin for 11 years; my husband Frank and I moved here from the Sudbury area where we lived for 30 years and raised our four children,” shared Ms. Gallo.

Ms. Gallo started at the Little Current Public Library eight years ago, filling in for an employee which eventually turned into a permanent job.

“It’s a great job,” said Ms. Gallo of working at the library. “I love meeting new people—I’m a people person so it’s perfect.”

Ms. Gallo urges Northeast Town residents to come and visit the library. “We have a lot of great programs and a lot of new books and DVDs,” she said. “Tuesday mornings at 10 am there is a ‘creation station,’ which is an opportunity for people to work on creative projects; Wednesdays there is bridge from 1 to 4 pm; Thursdays, knitting at 10 am; and Fridays there are games starting at 1:30 pm. All the events are open to the community and just a good time to come out and socialize. Coffee and tea is provided and sometimes people bring goodies.”

Island artist Lamar Hyatt has an exhibit on now until Saturday, April 29. Contact the library to find out more information about upcoming art shows.

“We also have a lot of new DVDs and books, including many large print books,” said Ms. Gallo. “We have changed around the kids section and are hoping to do some further renovations if we are successful with funding.”

Hours have also changed in an attempt to make the library more accessible (and easier to remember)—Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursdays 10 am to 8 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm.