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Five Forks Branch
2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044-5865
Crazy 8’s Math Program, Storytimes, Book Clubs, Let’s Talk, Learning Lab Programs
Meet a Librarian: Linda Hoang
Linda Hoang is an associate at the Five Forks branch. She has been working at GCPL since 2016 starting at Grayson as a Library Assistant, before getting promoted to Associate at Five Forks. Prior to entering the library world, Linda graduated with a degree in anthropology, specializing in biological anthropology from the University of West Florida. Like many people with a degree in fields that strive to advance our understanding of the human condition, Linda has never profitably worked a day in her intended field of study. After graduating, Linda worked as an adoption supervisor at the Pensacola Humane Society helping find families for homeless dogs and cats. After meeting the love of her life and moving to Georgia, Linda landed her new career at GCPL. In some ways the library has allowed her continue her anthropological studies by getting to assist customers that come from many different walks of life. Her greatest satisfaction at work comes from helping people, whether it’s immigrants trying to assimilate into American culture with her Citizenship Test Preparation Classes, visiting Senior Day Care Centers to read to them, or just by helping someone to find information on Sauropods. In her personal life, she scratches her anthropological itch by collecting interesting skeletal specimens (mainly skulls), sewing, reading, relaxing with her four dogs, and watching too much YouTube.
From The GCPL Blog
Submitted by Angela Moore, Supervisory Librarian at the Five Forks Branch
700 Grayson Parkway, Grayson, GA 30017-1208
Cryptid Creatures Club, French Club, Chess Club, Storytimes, STEM/STEAM programs
Meet a Librarian: Pam Jenny
Pam Jenny is a full time Library Associate at the Grayson branch. Pam has worked for GCPL for 21 years, beginning as a shelver at the Snellville branch. Pam has also worked at the Five Forks, Centerville and Collins Hill branches; and helped open Centerville and Grayson branches. Reader’s Advisory is one of Pam’s favorite parts of working at the library, there is nothing better than finding a perfect book for a reluctant reader. She is currently designing a dystopian literature program for Bay Creek Middle School in March. At the Grayson branch, she has embraced the opportunity to connect with local schools, conducting hands on seminars highlighting the teaching tools the library has for robotics and coding. In the branch, Teen programs have included Science of Art, using science to explore various art techniques; Culture Crafts, learning about cultures different from our own; and Grayson’s first Teen Book Club. Pam enjoys being part of the Display Team at Grayson. With the team, she created three Black History Month displays in the last few years focusing on the Community Celebrates Black History, Black History literature made into movies, and currently, Voting Rights.
Previously, Pam spent 7 years as one of Grayson’s Volunteer Coordinators and enjoyed creating outreach programs for several of the Grayson area’s assisted living homes. Pam is an avid reader, enjoying fantasy, mystery and young adult fiction. Besides reading as a pastime, Pam enjoys a wide range of arts and craft activities.
From The GCPL Blog
Submitted by Grayson Branch Staff