Pennacchio Library Trustees Candidate Statement

My name is Nina Pennacchio, and this April 4th I am running for the Board of Library Trustees. Let me introduce myself!  

I grew up in Reading, and moved to New York City for eight years to attend NYU and Fordham Graduate School of Education. Now, I am back in Reading and working as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. I love animals, and spend my weekends volunteering at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.  

As a lifelong lover of books, the Reading Public Library has always held a special place in my heart. As a high school student at RMHS, I was a member of the library’s Teen Advisory Group. The hours I spent in the library volunteering with my friends remain one of my happiest memories of growing up in Reading. Now, ten years after my time in the Teen Advisory Group, I still I feel lucky to live in a community that cares about and invests in its library.

As a counselor, I have developed communication skills that I believe would serve me well as a library trustee. If elected, I will listen to my fellow board members, the library staff, and any members of the public that come before the board. I will also offer my opinion about the important issues concerning the library. I will also support the Reading Public Library staff as they continue the great work that they do for the community.

I believe libraries are one of the most important parts of a community. They are places where people of all ages can come together and appreciate books, music, movies, and culture. With its beautiful new building, kind and thoughtful staff, many enriching events, and of course the thousands of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and even the unique Library of Things, the Reading Public Library is truly a special place and an asset to the entire community. I would be honored to serve as a member of the Board of Library Trustees, and to take on an active role in a place that has been an important part of my life. I hope you will consider voting for me this April 4th!

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