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Meet the Staff: Leslie Jimenez

The mission of the Caldwell Public Library is to "provide services and information to connect, enrich, and inspire our community." Library staff strives 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.

Photograph of Leslie in front of a bookshelf at the library

My name is Leslie Jimenez, and I am the Outreach Services Assistant at the Caldwell Public Library. I graduated from the University of Idaho in May 2021 with a B.S. in Business Marketing and a B.S. in Advertising (Go Vandals!). Before that, I graduated from Caldwell High School in May 2016. A fun fact - I completed my senior project at CHS by job-shadowing the current Library Director, Lacey Forst, and writing a research paper on the importance and significance public libraries have on low-income communities, which to this day, I strongly believe is still very relevant and of significance.

If I’m not out in the community doing outreach with our Outreach Services Librarian, Monique, you can find me at the reference desk doing my best to help out patrons. As I go into my fourth month at the library, my top two favorites about my position have been (1) our Homebound service that allows us to bring library materials to residents of the city who otherwise cannot come to the library. Although the pandemic has prevented some face-to-face interactions, I still enjoy ordering and delivering these materials to our patrons. If you know of anyone interested, click here to learn more! (2) Learning about our awesome Mobile Makerspace: a tiny home that lets us bring free public WiFi, technology activities like our 3D printer, laser cutter, and other STEM-related activities as well as library materials to our community members for access. We are prepping it up for events like our Gala and fun summer events coming soon!

The library has such an array of resources and information to offer. With just your library card number, you can stream music for free on Freegal, check out ebooks and audiobooks on the Libby app, search our catalog and check out materials straight from your phone on the Ida app. Our Library of Things has so many activities for you and your family to engage with, our long list of online databases, and much more on our website. If you have a chance, I recommend going through our website!

I’m looking forward to doing more outreach to our community members, like our awesome seniors and Spanish-speaking families. I can go on about how your Caldwell Public Library strives to help out the Caldwell community. Whether it’s partnering with another organization to provide resources for families and our patrons without homes or asking for donations to provide free literacy and early STEM materials for our youth- we see so many people from different walks of life - and we want to help as much as possible. Our mayor once said, “There has never been a better time to work here at Caldwell”!

Por favor visítanos y descubre los tesoros ocultos de su biblioteca!

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