Who Are We
Get to know the FC Library Staff
Margaret’s dislikes vary from sci fi (understandable) to Nancy Drew (wait what?). She finds the young detective obnoxious and raises the profound question, “what does she even do?”. Mrs. Ryan’s theory is that Margaret’s just jealous that Nancy gets to drive around in that cute little convertible. Moving on. Margaret also scoffs at all time travel plots which are obviously the mark of a desperate author. She does however like Stephen King and Sarah Dessen-esque books are her guilty pleasure (we needed a fifth member, okay? We had no choice but to let her into our QRT).
Flora is one of our resident artists who always helps with library displays, which might have something to do with that time she jetted off to Paris. She generally thinks that all books are special in their own way but when pushed will admit that she strongly dislikes unnecessary sequels (Cursed Child, anyone?) and books that try too hard to be literary. Her hobbies also include studying for AP world history. In fact she was too busy doing actual schoolwork to continue with this interview. So that will be all.
Trevor is the sole boy in the library QRT, which raises the question, “How does he do it?” Luckily for him, Trevor is an avid reader. Some of his favorites include the Lord of the Rings series and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. If he’s not at crew or somewhere cool like Germany, you can find him fretting over physics, reading impressively large books, or rolling his eyes during QRT. Though he might take an unnecessarily long amount of time to finish his book reviews (Hhas he ever actually finished a book review? We’re not so sure…), Trev-dog is a crucial part of the QRT, and it wouldn’t be the same without him.
Hazel is the youngest member of the QRT, and she’s rocking it. As a star student and a book lover, she fits right in with the library setting. Though she struggles to choose a favorite author, Hazel likes both sci-fi and fantasy. In fact, you can often find her sitting comfortably in the library classroom reading or studying. Be careful not to mistake Hazel’s quiet nature- she is one opinionated reader who doesn’t hesitate to share her opinions. When asked about her attitude towards romance novels, she aggressively answered “oh no”, even as Margaret hesitantly admitted that they’re her guilty pleasure. She’s also never read Nancy Drew, though that might just be to keep Margaret from attacking her (What could you possibly have against Nancy?).
Meet Mrs. Ward
Let’s set the record straight right off the bat- Mrs. Ward does not like Hemmingway. Well, she doesn’t like adult literature in general but I mean she really hates Hemmingway. You may therefore be surprised to hear that this nonfiction hating librarian was once an English teacher. But you will be less surprised to hear that her dog’s name is Atticus. Her kids are also named after characters in books (that she has never read). She claims when she was a teacher she was a mean one (perhaps the students triggered her fear of escalators), but she’s a pretty cool librarian.
Meet Mrs. Ryan
Mrs. Ryan is the only sophisticated reader among us. Fitzgerald and Salinger are on her list of favorite authors. She powered right through All the Light We Cannot See without so much as getting slowed down in the middle. Not even the unabridged version of Les Mis was a match for Mrs. Ryan. She can often be found flipping through Encyclopedias and rereading the Epic of Gilgamesh while sipping tea from her fox cup. Aside from successfully reading books that are single spaced, Mrs. Ryan takes pride in her collection of fox themed, well, everything. Mrs. Ward is trying to convince her to switch to panda collecting but that day will come when a lay person can give a summary of War and Peace without the help of sparknotes.