Published DateMEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library welcomes their new Youth Services Librarian, John Locke, who grew up right here in Meredith, and spent almost every Saturday at the Meredith Library from the time he could read until he graduated from Inte-Lakes High Scool in 2002.
Since then, Locke has been working and studying all over New England, and he is very happy to finally be home again. In 2009,
he received a degree in English Literature from UNH, and has done extensive work towards a Masters degree in Secondary Education, including student teaching at a special needs summer program at Oyster River Middle school in Durham.
Locke has been working in libraries for many years, holding positions in both public and academic institutions, and gaining experience in a wide variety of library services, including circulation, media collections, and youth services. Most recently he was the Teen Services Assistant at the Amesbury Public Library, where he spent his mornings hosting story times for toddlers, and his afternoons running after school programs and supervising that library's popular teen lounge.
Locke is excited to be able to return to his hometown, and looks forward to guiding the evolving teen/tween scene at the MPL.
John Locke (Courtesy photo)