Missy Hansen contributes to Clarion library, community

Clarion Public Library children’s librarian Missy Hansen spends a few minutes re-shelving books in the kids’ section. She invites any area children to participate this summer in the Summer Reading program, "Libraries Rock." Photo by Karen Weld

Beginning her third year as Clarion Public Library’s children’s librarian, Melissa (Missy) Hansen enjoys serving the young people of our community.

A local gal, Hansen graduated from Clarion-Goldfield in 2001. She received her AA degree from Ellsworth Community College and her degree in Library Youth/Human Services from UNI. Regardless of the time of year, library children’s programs are organized and promoted by Hansen and the rest of the library staff.

What does Hansen enjoy the most about her job? “I like to see kids when they come in and don’t know books they might want,” she said, “and to direct them the right places to find what they are looking for. I like showing them how to successfully navigate the library. Sometimes their eyes light up when the find the book or books they want.”


For the full story, see the June 21 edition of the Monitor.