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Megan Lefers gains valuable experience as Library intern

Megan Lefers, a 2021 Lennox High School graduate, is making waves in the library world performing her internship with the Lennox Community Library.

Lefer’s passion for books began at an early age, and now she’s excited to help others discover the joys of reading.

“I’ve always loved books,” Lefers shared. “When I was in kindergarten, my teacher would have me read books to calm me down. The library has always been a safe and quiet place for me, and I have so many good memories there.”

Lefer’s love of books led her to pursue a degree as a library technician. She started her internship in January of 2022 and has been working at the Lennox Community Library since March. Lefers will graduate from Western Dakota Tech on May 13, 2023, with a Library Technician degree and is excited to continue her work in the library field.

With Lennox being her hometown, Lefers felt that interning and working at the Lennox Community Library was a natural fit for her.

“I needed an internship as part of my schooling and the Lennox Community Library seemed like a great fit,” Lefers said. “The summer reading program was a lot of fun last year, and I’m looking forward to doing it again this year.”

During her time at the library, Lefers has helped check out books for kids and patrons, put away books, help put in new books, weed out old books, and performed other tasks around the library. She also runs the robotics club after school on Mondays, which has been a big hit with the kids.

Lefers acknowledges that the library is changing, and more people are turning to digital books. However, she also recognizes that there are still a lot of people who love physical books. And for those who want digital books, your Lennox Library card can unlock a large digital library collection through Libby. Libby allows Library cardholders to read or listen to thousands of books for free.

As for the future, Megan is excited to continue working at the Lennox Community Library and helping others discover the joy of reading.

“I want to stay here for a while and learn as much as I can,” Lefers said. “But I’m also still figuring out what I want to do in the future.”


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