Good stories, access to information, and creating a sanctuary: these are the reasons why I became a school librarian and why I am honored to be a write-in candidate for Library Trustee. If elected, I will work together with my fellow trustees and outstanding librarians to ensure that everyone in Andover, from the small to the tall, finds a warm welcome and the answers to what they seek when entering the Andover and Bachelder libraries.
While a recent permanent resident of New Hampshire, I’ve considered Andover my home of choice since the late ’90s when our family started renting a cabin on the Bardsley property, Elbo Edge. We knew early on that Andover was where we wanted to live and are currently building a house on Elbow Pond. Dreams do come true!
Having served as Library Trustee since last October when I filled a vacancy on the Board, I believe that, if elected, I can “hit the ground running.” Also, it has been my deepest pleasure to get to know the students and staff at AE/MS while working as a substitute teacher. As a trustee, one of my priorities will be collaborating with our library directors as they strengthen the bonds between the libraries and AE/MS students, families, and staff.
Please consider writing my name, Julie Matz, on your ballot for Library Trustee. Many thanks!