The Winter Park Public Library (WPPL) welcomes five interns to their staff this summer. Three of these young professionals are assisting in the children’s services department, while two are downstairs helping with circulation and patron services.
For some of our interns, this is their very first job. Jevon, an incoming Sophomore at Trinity Preparatory School, shared that he loves his time working at the library for the “quiet and peace of mind,” while Julia, a Winter Park High School grad headed to Tulane in the fall, quoted “I love helping the little kids with their book reports – I can see them getting excited about reading!”
WPPL is no stranger to some of our interns. Julia, a member of the Teen Advisory Board, volunteered at the library all of last year before coming back for an internship, and Libby, an incoming Junior at Winter Park High School, has been coming to the library for as long as she can remember – she specifically remembers storytime with Shanna! As for Jevon and Nylah, an incoming Senior at Winter Park High School, they prefer to use the library for academic reasons. Nylah frequents WPPL for SAT test prep, and Jevon began visiting in middle school – “I couldn’t find the books I wanted in my school’s library, so I’d skateboard over to WPPL in the afternoons,” he recounts. Jevon and Nylah were hired through the City of Winter Park’s Community Redevelopment Agency, whose mission is to revitalize the community and provide economic growth.
Our interns assist with tasks ranging from helping kids with book reports to finding over-loved books that need to be replaced throughout the library shelves. Next time you’re at the library, come and say hello to our youngest staff members!