Board of Trustees Spotlight: Barbara Webb

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Tell us a little about yourself.

I have been a Shepherd resident for 50 years. I worked in Information Technology as a Developer for 40 years and retired in 2020. My late husband and I owned Dean's Auto Electric automotive repair facility for 30 years. I have two daughters and three grandchildren. I volunteered several years with Girl Scouts and Masonic Pathways in Alma and served on the Friends of the Coe Township Library Board.
I love reading, spending time with my family and friends, and quilting.


What led you to want to serve on the Library's Board of Trustees?

A dear friend recommended me. My decision to serve was based on the many books, services, and programs the Library offers the community. I wanted to be a part of shaping its future.


What do you love about the Library?

I love how the Library is a hub that connects all ages with information, programs, and services. I also love reading and having access to all those books. I have transitioned to reading e-books. The online service is so convenient and easy to use.


What's something you wish other community members knew about the Library?

I wish others knew how vital the Library is in providing books to our community, especially children. The library staff is knowledgeable and helpful, and the services and programs offered at the Library are exceptional. And it's a quiet place to relax and escape daily demands.


What's something you've recently read and would recommend?

The Memory of an Elephant by Alex Lasker. What I liked most was this story told in part from the elephants' perspective.
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng. This a timely story on issues facing our country today, like book banning and so much more.
My favorite author is Janet Evanovich. Her books always make me laugh out loud.



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