I've been working here for about 50 years (yes, 50 years!) mainly at the Circulation desk.
What's your first memory of the Somerville Public Library?
My first memory was when me and a couple of friends were asked to leave the premises for being too loud. This is when I was much younger and didn't know better. I've changed since then, it was a long time ago before I worked here.
What is your favorite memory from Somerville Public Library?
There have been many great memories over the years. Meeting my wife Diana is the best thing that ever happened to me.
What do you wish people knew about the Somerville Public Library?
What a fun place it is to work, and I don't think a lot of people know about all the activities and services we offer.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I'm a big Boston sports fan especially the Bruins. I used to ride a motorcycle, love fast cars and was actually involved in racing years ago with some friends.
If you weren't working at the library, what would you be doing instead?
Years ago I applied to be a bus driver, but it never happened. I liked it here too much I guess. I also passed on working for the post office.
What do you do when you aren't working?
I have lots to do around my house taking care of gardens and landscaping. It keeps me busy, especially this time of year. I love being with family and going out for dinner with friends.
If you visit Central Library, be sure to say hi to George! He can also help you sign up for a library card and answer any questions you have about the library.