Amy Trulock is the new teen librarian and head of adult services for Agoura Hills Library. This is her first official library post since graduating from San Jose State University with a masters in library information science.
Trulock grew up in Camarillo and still has family living there. She currently resides in near Griffith Park and likes to listen to audio books during her commute to Agoura Hills.
"She is wide open to everything, every idea," said Nina Hull, the library community manager. "She's highly organized and has lots of enthusiasm for the teen and adult programs."
Agoura Hills Patch: What does your position entail?
Amy Trulock: Right now I'm focusing on building the teen services, teen advisory board and book clubs. I'm looking for more programs for teens. I'm also in charge of adult services, and I hope to be able to bring in programs that are inter-generational, that will cover a wide base of interests ... I invite the community to let me know what kinds of programs they'd like to see here at the library.
Patch: What is the teen advisory board and can more kids get involved?
Trulock: I've already met with the kids a couple of times. They give me direct feedback on the programming they'd like to see. The kids, who represent middle school and high school, are a voice for the community. They let me know which materials and books to bring in ... We're also hoping to bring in more seminars and workshops.
Patch: What are the most popular books for teens right now?
Trulock: The books that we're [ordering] for YA (young adults) include the series books like Divergent, Delirium ... People are also asking for The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
Patch: Any new programs for teens in development?
Trulock: We will be continuing our teen book club and I hope to introduce a graphic novel club, too.
Patch: What do you like to read?
Trulock: I like a lot of the YA material. I just finished The Fault in Our Stars audio book. I loved it. I also liked The Diviners, but it might be too intense for younger teens.
Patch: Anything else you'd like to tell the community?
Trulock: Yes, I'm looking forward to the Summer Reading Program, which is for everyone. I also want to let everyone know that we have an amazing online databasas, great resource material for home study programs and home-schoolers.
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