I spent 29 years in education in the Macon School District. I began my career as a middle school language arts and art teacher. I served as librarian in all school levels during my career and retired as elementary librarian in 2006.
Changes at the library:
Technology has brought many changes and improvements to the library. People are in more and more need of technology in their lives. We received a grant three years ago that enabled us to purchase new computers. The library offers free internet access to everyone, even if they do not have a library card. For many people, the library is their only point of access for the internet.
Improvements at the library:
Library usage has increased since I first started as director.
We have tried to provide more family programming at the library. Literacy is important and services provided at the library really helps families get their kids off to a good start in reading.
We have an active library website at: www.maconlibrary.org. We have have also responded to the growing demand for access to e-books.
We have wonderful volunteers and have made improvements to our genealogy room. The new director has plans to continue to update that area.
More about Elaine:
I am married to Steve Nuhn who is a retired Macon Middle School teacher and principal.
We are parents of two sons. Michael and wife Evie live in Chicago, Ill. Mitchell lives in Worcester, Mass. and is engaged to Jenny Mattingly.
Plans for retirement:
I have no immediate plans. I love to garden and enjoy bird watching. I also raise chickens.
Steve and I can always find plenty to do on our farm.
"I'll still be around," says Elaine. "I love libraries, they are a great place to visit!"