The Anna Lemon Wheelock Library is more than a brick and mortar building. It is more than the books, movies, music, magazines and computers inside the building. It is a place where people in the community come together, a place that is filled with people who love their library.
Please welcome our second entry in Who is Wheelock?, a regular series highlighting the people in the community that make up the Wheelock Library. Meet Ms. Carol, a patron who is seriously into the world of investing.
What is your favorite book?
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Although the main character, Scarlett, was vain and self-serving; she also had fortitude, strength and perseverance in the face of great adversity. She was a woman that did what she had to do to survive and assist in her family’s survival.
What is your favorite thing about the library?
The staff is always friendly and helpful. I don’t know how many times I have had to ask the reference staff, “Now what is my password?” when I use the computer.
How has the library made your life better?
The library has books on investing which I checked out by the dozen when I developed an interest in learning about investing. The best of which was One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch, although he had two others that were equally good.
How often do you visit the library?
I usually visit a few times a week, sometimes more often if I want to look up an article referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, The New York Times or The New Yorker.
Your best memory of the library?
My best memory is maybe my first visit to the library. My dad took me down to the Main Library to obtain my very own library card. I went to school near the Main Library and a visiting librarian would visit monthly and talk about the new books and made them sound exciting and tempting.