Monday, June 18, 2007

Denise Pulgino Stout

Denise Pulgine Stout
Head of Youth Services

Montgomery County - Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

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Denise M. Pulgino Stout has been a part of children's services in public libraries for over about 13 years. Denise's public library career began in 1991 in the Children's Department at Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library as a Junior Provisional Librarian. During that time Denise helped coordinate a children's performer's showcase entitled "Sneak Previews" to enable children's professionals to make quality choices for programming. She then jumped the border and became Youth Services Outreach Librarian at Chester County Library. The position was created in 1998 and Denise is the first to hold the position. It was a traveling job that took library services to 30 child care centers all over Chester County. She had a brief off-the-road job at Chester County Library's newest branch, The Henreitta Hankin Library, in the children's room. Her career in libraries has recently come full circle, going back to her "roots" at Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library as the Head of Youth Services. Denise has a BA in Liberal Arts/Theatre from California University of Pennsylvania, where she specialized in Children's Theatre; a Provisional Public Librarian Certification from the PA Dept. of Education and Northampton Community College; and an MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Denise looks forward to many years providing children and their caregivers the highest quality library services and programming.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Elizabeth Davis

Children's Outreach Coordinator

Lackawanna County Children's Library
520 Vine Street
Scranton, PA. 18509
570-348-3000 ext. 3015

I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Comparative Literature from Penn State in 2004 and quickly followed up with my M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh's FastTrack Program in 2006. I have been working at the Osterhout Free Library since May of 2005 first as a branch supervisor and more recently as their Early Literacy Outreach Coordinator. Now I am currently Children's Outreach Coordinator of the Lackawanna County Children's Library. The best part of my job is being out in public and a kid yells, "Hey I know you!" I feel like a movie star. My personal heroes are Harriet M.Welsch, Suzuki Bean and Dorothy Parker.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Kelley Beeson

Youth Services Coordinator

Allegheny County Library Association
22 Wabash Street Suite 203
Pittsburgh PA 15220

After working in libraries most of her life, Kelley finally earned her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 and worked as the Teen Librarian at the Sewickley Public and Moon Township Libraries until taking the position of Youth Services Coordinator for the Allegheny County Library Assocation in September 2006. Kelley's favorite children's books currently are: 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to do Anymore by Jenny Offill and Flotsam by David Wiesner.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dolores Colarosa

Head of Children's Services
Brentwood Public Library
3500 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been at the Brentwood Public Library for 18 months and serve in the capacity of Head of Children's Services. Programs offered range from Bouncing Babies and Books for those wee little guys through Two Chapter Tuesdays for upper elementary-aged children. The best thing about my job is definitely getting to know the children and being able to bring smiles to their faces! My favorite compliment is, "You're so silly Miss Dolores!" Hobbies include cross stitching, scrapbooking and being a non-fiction book worm!