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Mrs. Cromwell

Main Library Children's Manager Anna Cromwell

Location: Main Library

Department: Children's services

Anna Cromwell, affectionally known as “Mrs. Crumwell” to her little patrons, serves as Main Library’s Children Services Manager. Her favorite author is Roald Dahl. Anna’s love of books and libraries was born out of her mother’s example, as every Saturday morning, her mother would dress her six kids, line them all up, and walk to the local library. The entire family looked forward to watching Disney movies each Saturday and cherished the privilege of being able to take home two books every week.

Anna earned both a BA in social work and a MLS in library and information sciences at North Carolina Central University. As a librarian, she enjoys the many facets of librarianship; however, her love of storytelling stands out. It is a talent she earned honest at the knee of her grandfather, who served as the family’s griot: sharing ancestral tales, stories of adventure, and her favorite, the zany anecdotes of Brer Rabbit. Anna has put her own personal spin on the storytelling techniques her grandfather passed on to her and enjoys nothing more than sharing her love for libraries and good literature, and of course, bringing stories to life for the children who visit Main Library.

Pronouns: she/her

Mrs. Cromwell's upcoming events

Author of the Month Challenge

Monday, May 23, 2022 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books (at home or during your visit) from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest! A...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

¡La Hora de Cuentos! (Spanish-language Storytime)

Monday, May 23, 2022 • 10:30am - 11:30am

Main Library (Main Library - Children's Program Room)

¡Visita la Biblioteca Principal para nuestra Hora de Cuentos! Vamos a leer, cantar, y jugar en español, con un nuevo tema cada semana, actividades bilingües y recursos para padres también. Practicaremos nuestros ABCs –...

Ages: Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Author of the Month Challenge

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books (at home or during your visit) from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest! A...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Readers' Theater After School!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Main Library (Main Library - Children's Program Room)

This is not your ordinary readers’ theater! Get ready to warm up with acting games, try cool theater exercises, and read funny short plays (no memorization required!), but most importantly, get ready to take a bow!

Ages: Elementary School, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Author of the Month Challenge

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books (at home or during your visit) from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest! A...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

Author of the Month Challenge

Thursday, May 26, 2022 • All day

Main Library

Every month an Author is selected to serve as “Author of the Month.”  The challenge is to read 10 books (at home or during your visit) from the author’s series to win a prize from the library’s treasure chest! A...

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

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