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On a mission

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Amanda Jeane, young adult services and technical librarian at the Sikeston Public Library, sorts through "Twilight" items in preparation for the library's Nov. 12 event timed with the theatrical release of "Twilight: Breaking Dawn." In February, Jeane took over her role to draw more teens and young adults into the library.
(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
New librarian putting focus on young adult readers

leonnah@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Amanda Jeane knows how busy the teens and young adults can be, but the 29-year-old is on a mission to remind them: no matter how old they get, the library will always be a welcoming place for them.

In February Jeane took over as the young adult services and technical librarian for the Sikeston Public Library.

"I love helping with the young adults mainly because that generation gets lost," Jeane said. "You have an amazing time in the library as a child, but then you get busy and not as many tweens and teens visit the library."

Jeane said she's hoping to bridge the library gap from childhood to adulthood.

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