Rachael White joined the staff at Bertha Bartlett Public Library as the Youth Services Coordinator in late August 2017. White will lead programming for preschool, KOOL (K-4th) and teens. Stop into the library to meet our newest staff member!
Tell us about your connection to Story City. In 2016, I married RJ White, whose family has lived in Story City for many years. I grew up in Bondurant. RJ and I met at my church in Ames.
Where did you go to school/work previously? I graduated from Iowa State in December 2016. My degree is in History Education and Political Science. I worked as a substitute teacher for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year and worked as a nanny to three over the summer.
What book would you recommend? After my last final at Iowa State, I read Flutterwheel by Susan V. Duke in one sitting. It was so good!
What are your hobbies? I enjoy traveling, visiting historic sites, hiking, shopping, being with friends and family and watching HGTV.
What would people be surprised to know about you? I was a 9-year-old arm wrestling champion in Nebraska in 2000.
What are you most excited about in your new position at the library? I enjoy reading to children and singing. So I am looking forward to leading Preschool Storytime.