After a lengthy search to find a Children’s Librarian with all the qualifications Bedford families value, Library Director Richard Callaghan announced that the Library has hired Abigail Walzer, who will begin work on March 30.
Walzer joins Head of Children’s Services Nicole Monk to fully staff the Children’s Room.
Assistant Director Noreen O’Gara, who led the interview process, told The Citizen that Walzer is a 2015 graduate of Simmons School of Library and Information Science and was most recently employed as the Children’s Services Division Head at the Haverhill Public Library.
“Abigail is familiar with the Minuteman Library Network and previously worked as a Reference Librarian at the Morse Institute in Natick and as a Children’s Librarian at the Needham Free Public Library,” O’Gara said.
“She’s interested in programming and has created several STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) programs as well as craft programs in her prior position, O’Gara noted.
“During her interview she shared ideas about storytime programs including one program she is doing now in Haverhill called ‘Storytime with Miss Owl’ where she wears owl ears and a beak.”
Bedford families: mark your calendars for March 30 to introduce your children to Abigail Walzer, newest member of the Bedford Free Public Library’s professional staff.