Knight celebrates 20 years at library

Long-standing circulation manager provides eureka moments to patrons

The Baxter County Library is honored to commemorate Circulation Manager Brenda Knight’s two decades of service to the area. Twenty years of service to a singular organization takes dedication not often seen in today’s work climate. Knight came to work with the library part-time in 2000, and then a year later became a full-time employee. She worked alongside her two older sisters, Velma and Linda, until they retired from the library in 2012.

Knight has aspired to work in a library since childhood, as she has always been a passionate reader. While growing up, she would work at the Calico Rock Library during summer vacation. Knight has always been a strong advocate for reading education, bringing her own children to the library almost daily when they were very young.

“We are here to provide a service to our patrons, answer questions, help them find resources and get them the information that they need,” Knight says. “There is nothing quite as satisfying as witnessing that ‘aha moment’ which brings a sparkle to the eye of a child or even an adult who finds the information they were looking for. Working at the circulation desk, I’m able to guide visitors in the right direction and to the best of my ability make sure that they can leave with something relevant to what they were looking for.”

Library Director Kim Crow Sheaner says, “For the past 20 years, Brenda has provided exceptional service to the people of Baxter County. She is a true leader and library professional. On behalf of the entire Library staff, congratulations to Brenda on her 20th anniversary with the Library!”