Bringing Books and Children Together . . . Has Turned Into a Big Job

Erin Simmons reading to youthful book lovers. Marsden Epworth

When she received her masters degree in library science from Indiana University, Erin Simmons did not realize how hard it would be to find a job as a children’s librarian in Connecticut. Simmons, who grew up in Morris and attended high school in Litchfield, found herself competing with 90 applicants for one part-time job before landing a full-time position at Salisbury’s Scoville Library five years ago.

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