Melissa Kohl

I've always been fascinated and inspired by how libraries bring people together.  As a kid, I would interact with others at my local library while browsing reference books and searching for my next good read.  My interest in libraries intensified when I started working at my college's library as a student worker in 2004.  While I worked on binding, weeding, and shelving projects, I was always helping people with their assignments and projects and was driven by the hunt for information.  It was during this time that I decided to pursue a career in libraries and went on to earn my degree in library science in 2008.

In 2010, I joined the Chester County Library as the Business Outreach Librarian and recently became the Manager of Information and Readers' Services.  My time at Chester County Library has been full of wonderful experiences of helping others find and use information in the library and out in the community.  The best part of my day is meeting people, both in the library and out and about in the community.  I love seeing the library full of people working, studying, tutoring, using the computers, reading, attending programs, and discovering a world of knowledge.

When I'm not at the library, you can find me hiking the trails at French Creek State Park and walking the beautiful grounds at Valley Forge National Park with my golden retriever, Daisy.  I enjoy young adult novels and realistic and historical fiction.  I also enjoy podcasts on personal finance and documentaries on social and global topics.  Feel free to stop by the Reference Desk to chat!  I would love to hear about what information you're interested in and what you're reading, listening to, or watching. 

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