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Meet the Staff: Lacey Forst

Updated: Jan 2

The mission of the Caldwell Public Library is to "provide services and information to connect, enrich, and inspire our community." Library staff strive to provide the best possible experience for our users - both in-person and online. We understand the importance of building trust with our users and helping them find the resources they need. Over the next several months, we will highlight each of our staff members and the work they do to provide excellent library services to you - our users.

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Hello! I am Lacey Forst, and I’m the Director here at the Caldwell Public Library. I’ve been working here since 2013 and I’ve been working in libraries since 2008. You can generally find me working behind the scenes at the library, but I do enjoy meeting with our patrons and sharing our library services with the community whenever I have a chance.

I was born and raised in Minnesota, but Idaho has been my home for a total of 9 years now. I lived and worked in several cities and libraries in Idaho, but Caldwell is by far the best place be! Access to education and libraries has always been important to me, and as a first-generation college student, I understand first-hand how early access to books and information can positively impact a child’s life. I’m extremely proud of the materials and services that we provide to every child and adult that walks through our doors.

Another important part of my job is supporting the staff here at the library. One of the things I enjoy most about my job is watching library staff develop and implement programs that help our patrons grown and learn new skills. I’m constantly inspired by our staff’s talent and commitment to the patrons that we serve. In the coming months, I’m excited that we’ll be able to offer additional library services and programming throughout the community with the addition of our mobile makerspace.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, camping, and enjoying the outdoors with my dogs.

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