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Shelf Talk 44: Introducing Curtis Kennett

The Mississippi County Library System is proud to introduce a new face that can be seen at the Blytheville location for a few more days. Curtis Kennett, a Mississippi County native, is actively seeking a Master’s degree in Library Science. Through this program, he is required to spend a set amount of time in a public library atmosphere, which brought him to his visit with the MCLS. Before pursuing this degree, Curtis was a medical/cultural anthropologist. Anthropology is the study of the human experience. In this profession, he conducted research and interviews about mental health, and most of these events took place in a public library. Spending most of his time in a library, he was able to observe that the library was more than a house of books. He learned that it was a place that was host to many programs and helped the public in many ways. This newfound knowledge and understanding of the public library system was what sparked his interest in the field and led him to seek out a public library degree. Curtis enjoys spending his time in nature. Gardening, composting, growing worms and raising both quail and rabbits are some of his pastimes outside of his schooling. About himself, he says that he is more beard than a person, having not seen his face long enough he's beginning to wonder if it’s still there. We at MCLS are very excited to have Curtis with us in the library for his short internship. Another thing the MCLS is excited about is the upcoming Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program. June 6th marks the beginning, so be sure to get registered before then! All ages are welcome to participate, and more information regarding events and program details can be found on the Mississippi County Library System Facebook page. We also welcome you to visit your local library location for summer reading information and help with registration as well!

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