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Staff Spotlight: Jen

What is your name? 
Jen Zehr

Where do you work in the Library and what is your position?
I work in Youth Services as the Teen Librarian

How long have you worked at the Library? 
I started working at TPL in January of 2021, so almost 3 years! Time goes by fast when you're having fun :)

What do you like best about your job?
Everything about my job is amazing, but I really enjoy being able to provide an environment where teens feel seen and heard.

What is the proudest moment in your life?
My career allows me to have so many proud moments! All of these moments have involved helping others. This has led to a teen calling me a liquid ray of sunshine, and knowing I can impact someone's day like this makes me pretty darn proud.

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?
The importance of perseverance.

Three words to best describe you:
Upbeat, supportive, and compassionate.

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?
I would like to be the first patron at the first Carnegie Library.

Favorite book quote?
Somewhere inside of all of us is the power to change the world -Roald Dahl, Matilda

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
I'm extremely boring and picky when if comes to food but I have tried fried alligator!

What is your favorite thing to do in Temple?
I love going to La Dalat with my friends :)

When are you happiest? 
I'm happiest when I'm around those I love. Oh! and when I'm eating pasta. Pasta makes me really happy.

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