Penny J. Kerfien, the new director of the Ogdensburg Public Library, is one of those fortunate people who has a job doing what she loves the most. In her case, it’s spending time with books.
“My mom could never figure out where all of the batteries in the house were going to, until she caught me one night and I was reading under the covers with a flashlight,” Ms. Kerfien recalled from her childhood.
“She started taking me to the library when I was 4 or 5 in Fulton, and I devoured the books there.”
Ms. Kerfien said she still keeps her childhood library card in her office as a constant reminder of how and where her lifelong passion for the written work began.
She was appointed to her current position as library director in Ogdensburg on July 14. [Read more...]