If you’ve ever attended an adult program at the library, then you’ve met our Adult Programming Coordinator, Sarah Grebinoski. Sarah runs the Between Two Libraries Book Club and an outreach program with Country Meadows, along with many special events such as One Book, One Community. She is a friendly and well-known face to the community. Working the circulation desk in her non-programming time, Sarah enjoys engaging with the patrons that she meets. Those interactions come in a wide variety of formats ranging from book recommendations to just asking about their day.
We talked to Sarah to learn more about her.
How long have you worked at South Fayette?
What do you love most about the library?
I love the people! Both the wonderful patrons and the awesome staff.
What do you think is the most important thing that the library does?
I think that the most important thing that a library does is to welcome everyone, and to provide equal access to services in a safe space. Libraries are always evolving to meet the needs of their communities.
Any favorite events or memories?
There are so many good memories- hosting a Holocaust survivor, an evening with author Marie Benedict, One Book, One Community, pierogi making, Pysanky Egg Decorating, making floral centerpieces, sushi making, Tai Chi, etc… But the one memory that I think of most often is the time that I was laughing over some silly little thing with a coworker so much that I started to cry. That was one good laugh.
What is your favorite book?
Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series. It has everything in it that I love.
How did you get involved with adult programming?
The library director asked me to take over an outreach program that she was doing at the time, and I really enjoyed making that program my own. It took off from there, and I was asked if I’d like to coordinate programs for adults in our community. I have really enjoyed bringing people together to learn new things, to discuss ideas, and to have fun.