Staff Spotlight: Laura Blakley


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

Hometown: I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I lived in Phoenix for over 20 years.

Interests: Reading, baking, cozy/casual gaming, history, Broadway, Old Hollywood, exploring my new state with my husband and daughters. 

Favorite Book: Too many! Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, Jane Eyre, Little Women, The Night Circus...

Preferred Superpower: Teleportation, so I could take my family on incredible adventures around the world, then come home for a good night's sleep.

Favorite Author: Diana Gabaldon, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Kristin Hannah.

Favorite Vacation Spot: Ka'anapali, Maui.

What three people (dead or alive) would you invite to a dinner party? I'd love a chat with Judy Garland and David Tennant, but I would give anything for time with my sister and grandmothers again.

Favorite Quote: "Always try to be nice, and never fail to be kind." -Peter Capaldi, Doctor Who.

Job at the Library: Customer Service Specialist.