By MELODY BROWN-PEYTON
Of The Record Staff
The Town of Coats has hired two new library staff members — Teresa Brown serves as library director and Pat Schiel serves as library assistant.
Mrs. Brown replaces Rebecca DallaMura who served as the librarian for four years before she left to take a job in the Raleigh/Durham area.
Mrs. Brown has embraced her new role by implementing story times for children that will start July 11. Story times will be held every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m.
Mrs. Brown said she wants to increase the number of visitors to the library and welcomes everyone to come out and enjoy all that the Coats Library See Coats, Page 3
Pat Schiel serves as library assistant in Coats and Teresa Brown, right, is the new library director.
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has to offer.
“I want to see kids come in and explore all the wonders of reading while enjoying a good book to share in their reading journey,” Mrs. Brown said.
Prior to coming to the library in Coats, Mrs. Brown worked at the library in Angier for two years. She has also worked for the FBI in their human resources division.
Another exciting program that will take place will be a yoga class for children that is slated to start in the fall.
Mr. Schiel is also new to the Coats Library. He previously worked for Eastern Airlines and Leith BMW and Jaguar in Raleigh. Mr. Schiel said he is proud to call Coats home.
“I want kids not to be afraid to come to the library and to enjoy reading,” he said.
Both have been on the job now for a little over a month and say they are enjoying their new roles.
The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children can obtain a library card in order to check out books or other media, but must have a parent or guardian with them to obtain a library card. Books can be checked out for three weeks.
Another resource the library offers is six computer stations that are available for use during operating hours. Anyone who wishes to use them will have an hour to do so and if they need more time, they can get their time extended. Printing costs 10 cents per page.
Other changes coming to the Town of Coats will be a new town manager. Last month Kenny Cole, who served as town manager for seven years, submitted his resignation to take the town manager’s job in Jamestown. Town Clerk Karen Wooten is filling in as interim and retired Benson town clerk Connie Sorrell is also helping with the clerk’s duties.