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Melissa Davidson

Public Services Librarian

melissa davidsonI was in my 30s when I re-found my love of reading and decided to become a librarian. In my day job I focus on adult non-fiction so for fun reading I tend towards mysteries but I’ll try anything. I am drawn towards stories with unique characters or settings; give a book set in Antarctica or Africa, about a scientist or park ranger, and I’m interested. Some favorite authors: Carol Goodman, Jasper Fforde, Louise Penny, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Alexander McCall Smith, and Barbara Kingsolver. I’m always looking forward to the next book by authors with series like Nevada Barr, Jefferson Bass, Alan Bradley, Linda Castillo, and Elly Griffiths because I want to catch up with their characters.

Prior to becoming a librarian, I worked in the environmental education field and as a live animal keeper at a natural history museum. 

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