Staff Spotlight: Becca Sharp


Each month we spotlight one of the friendly staff faces you’ll run into at the Windsor-Severance Library or on the bookmobile.

Hometown: Del Rio, Texas

Interests: Visiting as many national and state parks as possible, kayaking, hiking, yoga, camping with my husband and daughter in our Winnebago, walking my dog Chili, volunteering with MomCongress, and reading...OF COURSE!

Favorite Book: I don't know how to narrow it down but some of my adult faves are: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, anything by Kristin Hannah and Lauren Groff, and On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Some of my favorite books for kids (but for grown-ups too) are: The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Ramona Cleary, Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, The BFG by Roald Dahl, The Curious Garden by Peter Brown and The Hat series by Jon Klassen (once I met Jon Klassen and I was so starstruck I couldn't form sentences). And Harry
Potter! I can't wait to introduce my daughter to him and his friends.

Preferred Superpower: Teleportation (because all my family lives in Texas and that's a long drive). Or as it's called in Harry Potter- apparition.

Favorite Author: Neil Gaiman, Jack Kerouac, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Klassen and Kate DiCamillo (that's a lot but it's hard to choose!)

Favorite Vacation Spot: Estes Park! But really anywhere where I can hike and explore, eat good food, and then sit outside to relax and read and stargaze at night.

What three people (dead or alive) would you invite to a dinner party? Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Zooey Deschanel

Favorite Quote: "The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them." -Niel Gaiman

Job at the Library: Children's Services Assistant