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Meet Pembroke Library manager
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Meet Nancy Nubern, manager of the Pembroke Public Library.

First, tell readers a little bit about yourself.
I was born and raised here in Bryan County. I graduated from Bryan County High School.
I am happily married to Van Nubern and we have a wonderful son, Joshua Nubern, who is 16. We attend Beulah Baptist Church, which we fully enjoy and are very active members.
My son is in Boy Scout Troop 357. He is currently working on his Eagle rank.

How long have you worked at the Pembroke Library?

I have worked at the library for 10 years. I was assistant manager for four years.
I enjoy working at the library and hope to be here for many years to come. I look forward to doing great things with the library.

Libraries are about more than books these days, but they historically are havens for readers. Are you a reader?
Yes, I do love to read. I love so many books it is really hard to narrow it down, but I think that my favorite authors are Janet Evanovich, Danielle Steele, Karen Kingsbury and also Lori Wick.

Pembroke Library has offered activities in the past ranging from tax help to art classes, and patrons can check out other forms of media or surf the web. And it’s free. Why have libraries evolved from book repositories into information centers? And with the economy being the way it is, has there been a need to expand services?
I think libraries evolve because of the community needs and as technology improves we need to improve with it. We do need to expand on some services because with the economy the way it is and people out of work, they need to use computers for resumes and job applications.
We also now have WiFi which is available for the public to use. We also offer many more DVD’S for the public to check out.

Speaking of expanding services, you have some new ideas and hope to offer a variety of programs to help get the community more involved in the Pembroke Public Library. What are some of those programs and why is it important to get more people involved in the library?

We have our normal Children’s Programs scehduled for the summer. We are also getting out in the community. For example we were at the Relay for Life just handing our brochures and letting people be aware that the Library is here and letting them know what we have to offer.
I do feel the community needs to know we are available if they need us or our services and it is extremely  important that our children get a good foundation on reading. The library can help with that.

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