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Frances Fairchild, Chazy Public Library director, with the new library's stained glass installation
Frances Fairchild, Chazy Public Library director, with the new library's stained glass installation

Librarians talk about their jobs

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These are tough times, as libraries grapple with changing technology and shrinking budgets. But librarians in Clinton County say their work is more important than ever. Sarah Harris talked with Stan Ransom, Frances Fairchild, Betsy Brooks, Eva Jankowska and Jacqueline Madison, all librarians in Clinton County.

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Stan Ransom: "There’s a great pleasure in being a librarian, the feeling that you help people. this is what my mission is: to help people improve their lives by the use of the things that we have at the public library."

Frances Fairchild: "Oh the people that come in. People who read! People who read are the nicest people."

Betsy Brooks: "And now if you go to one of our libraries where people can bring their well-behaved dogs and there’s a fire in the fire place, even though the collection isn’t huge you can get any book in the 3 counties delivered there in a week—it’s the best of both worlds."

Eva Jankowska: "My dream library is a library that’s a community center."

Betsy Brooks: they are always places where there’s great hope for transformation—transformation in life.

Eva Jankowska: "My dream library is a library that’s a community center."

Jacqueline Madison: "I would say take advantage. It’s as good as having a good education and it’s your second education, really."

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