Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


April 7, 2010

Having A "Hoot" Shelving Books And Fighting Fires

Greensburg — Rosalie Hooton helps the community find books, receive a GED and put out fires.

"I do a little bit of everything,"Hooton joked.

She can be seen at the Greensburg Public Library 20 to 25 hours a week, helping at the front desk, doing scheduling, cataloging, putting books on the shelves and sorting out the Evergreen system. She has been working part-time at the library for seven or eight years.

"I enjoy working at the library. It is a pleasant place with a nice bunch of people to work with. I like helping people and taking care of any needs they might have," Hooton commented.

She also teaches GED classes at the library 21 hours a week for the Southeastern Career Center in Versailles. She has been teaching GED classes for 35 years. She started giving GED classes because it was something she could do in the evenings. This way, her husband could watch the children in the evenings, which did not require a babysitter.

She even teaches a few online classes. She loves seeing people receive their GED and make something of themselves. She has students who are now enrolled at Ivy Tech.

Hooton's husband is Rand Hooton. They both went to Purdue University. Rand is the pastor at Burney Baptist Church. They have lived in Burney for 29 years.

Rand and Rosalie have three children, Dyveke Cox, Chairty Mcgannon and Damon Hooton. All three of their children graduated from South Decatur and attended Purdue University. Her children are grown now and have moved out of Decatur County. Hooton also has four grandchildren.

She did not plan on working at the library. In fact, she does not have a background in library sciences. Hooton was originally a math teacher. She taught at Greensburg for three years. She also taught at a couple other schools, including South Ripley. Being a math teacher led to the

GED classes, which led to working at the library.

In addition to the library position and teaching GED classes, Hooton is a volunteer firefighter and EMT for Burney. If ever she is home and there is a call, she is on it. The Burney Fire Department made more than 100 runs last year.

In her spare time, Hooton enjoys sewing, gardening and reading. She joked that sewing keeps her sane.

"The problem about working at the library is the fact that there is so many books, how do you know which one to take home?" she laughed at her love of reading relating to her job at the library.

Upcoming events for the library are:

Thursday, April 8 is Roman Holiday, a movie, at 2:00 p.m. and Magic

Tree House Club for grades 1 through 4 at 5:15 p.m.

Sunday, April 11 through Saturday, April 17 is National Library Week

Monday, April 12 is Snapshot of Indiana Libraries Day

Tuesday, April 13 is Microsoft Word at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 15 is Early Bird Book Sale for members of Friends of the Library

Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18 Library Book Sale sponsored

by Friends of the Library

Wednesday, April 21 is Marketing Mixer ÒMicrosoft 7Ó at 8:30 a.m.

until 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 22 is Beginning Internet at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 24 is Battle of the Books

Monday, April 26 is Get Ready for Summer! Flower Pot Craft at 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28 is Mail Merge at 6:00 p.m.

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