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Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois • Page 141

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Chicago Tribunei
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141
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Chicago Tribune, Wednesday, July 12, 1995 Section 8 45 PalatlnaLaka Zurich YOUR AFFORDABLE KITCHEN BATH REMODELER FOR 30 YEARS Getting a lack out of reading Library assistant encourages youth to pick up a book i i il I ill'1 1 MUilfpJr vi M'M ipSS At We Do It All From Ceiling To Floor WE CARRY DURA SUPREME- KITCHEN CRAFT- By Jody Temkin Special to the Tribune When Mary Beth Campe was a child, she never thought about becoming a librarian. She loved the excitement of discovering new books at the library, but the idea of sitting behind one of those desks was far short of exciting. "There was such a stigma to being a librarian," says Campe, who has completely reversed her view of the profession. "This is really fun work." Campe is a part-time library assistant at the Palatine Public Library. Her specialty is youth services, in which she programs special events.

Since winter, she has had the added responsibility of buying the young adult (generally 7th grade through high school) paperback fiction for the library. That involves going through the collection to weed out older books, then selecting new books and reading them so shell be familiar with what's on the shelves. Campe volunteered for this responsibility, and her supervisor was confident in her. "I was pleased she volunteered," says Judy Palmer, manager of popular materials, as the fiction collection is called. "She Tribune photo by James O'Leaty Mary Beth Campe, library assistant at the Palatine Public Library, helps Charles Gurion, 6, select a book from the children's section.

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Campe also brings a book to discuss. "I went to the supervisors and said I wanted to do this," she says. "It's a hard area to program for, but I hope we can bring in some kids for this. I'd just like them to bring in whatever books they're excited Continued on Page 46 is very good, very enthusiastic and very energetic. Whenever we need someone to do something, she volunteers." Campe also initiated a program this summer for one of the toughest patron groups: junior high pupils.

At that age, she says, going to the library is thought to be "uncooL" Campe is trying an approach she calls the Lunch Bunch Junior High Discussion Group. Junior high pupils meet at the VS4 Call For A Free Estimate 708-692-2000 FINANCING AVAILABLE DELIVERY 1 AVAILABLE (IJgQ jjjffij jffi 7 DAYS fj Closet Space Cramped? 91 DELIVERY BED FRAME WtTH PREMIUM 'FREE SET UP REMOVAL OF OLD BEDDING -wKS h1 VJIA lKNf4. Am, lg set $329 HUPPS ram SEALY POSTUREPEDIC SEALY POSTUREPEDIC r07-ZZ" I FIRM ULTRA PREMIUM HVjtSSPl EXTRA FIRM LUXURY FIRM OR PILL0WT0P vlC $79 19 55 $209 TwHiEiPc I lUW TwinE.Pc.... LUJ t' ilu zza nnjvzv rfj I $409 585 $649 $379 $599 mM $709 $878 I I COM PRICES DEPT. STORE REQ.

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