Welcome to our new series, all about getting to know our very special Youth Services staff members at the Barrington Area Library! Each month, we'll publish an interview with one of our lovely staff members. Let's get started with Youth Services Librarian Demitra!


What is your favorite part of working at the Barrington Area Library?

My favorite part of working at Barrington Area Library is the people! The team of people we work with here are great and the customers that come to visit us are usually so happy to be here and be part of what we provide. I also love being part of our youngest customers’ lives in a way that brings them joy and happiness, while providing foundational life and literacy skills!


What are some of your favorite books and/or genres?

There are so many books that I love! A couple of my favorite books to share in Story Time are The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli and Still a Gorilla by Kim Norman. My favorite books to re-read are the Harry Potter series. I can still feel the magic of the first time I read them. My favorite adult genre is thrillers.



Do you have a hobby or knowledge of a certain topic that you like to incorporate into your work at the library?

I like to sing and I get to do that almost every time I do a Story Time!




What do you like to do when you’re not working at the library?

When I’m not working at the library, I like to spend time with my family, cook (and eat!) delicious food, do puzzles, watch TV and, of course, read!


Is there a fun fact about yourself that you’d like to share?

I like to visit libraries when I travel. The farthest I have traveled and visited a library is Melbourne, Australia!





    Youth Services Specialist Stefanie