Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month, we shine the spotlight on Stephanie Favela whose smiling face lightens up the Circulation Desk.
In the last eight years, I have been coming to the O’Fallon Library with my children at least once a week. As a homeschool mother of four, the library was an active part of my family’s school experience. The circulation staff was always helpful and consistently ready to recommend new and interesting books to my kids. This was not always easy since they were all avid readers and constantly looking for something new.
Just as my homeschool career was ending, I was happy to find myself working in the library at the circulation department. The last four months working here have flown by. After being a patron for so long, I understand how tremendous it is to receive great service. It’s rewarding to be in a position that allows me to now be of service to the O’Fallon library community. To be able to talk about books, meet new people and learn new topics has been the best experience for me.
To say that I love the library is an understatement. As an Air Force brat who moved quite a bit growing up, books were very grounding for me. I was fortunate to have a mother who never said no to all the books I asked to buy. When the Scholastic book sale pamphlets were given out in school, I would excitedly take mine to my room and circle all the books I wanted.
I have always been a fan of true crime, horror, and memoirs. I have been so educated over the years by moving memoirs. Some titles I especially recommend are, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie, The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami.
When I am not at the library, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am also an avid baker, scrapbooker, memory keeper, quilter and I crochet too. I would definitely describe myself as a maker. Most often you will find me doing all the things that need to be done as a mother and wife – the two titles I am most proud of.