Meet the Staff
Preethy Cherian has been part of our library community for the past five years. During this time, she has held three positions: Library Assistant, Principle Library Assistant and currently she is our Library Specialist. Prior to working here Preethy’s educational background was in language and literature. She thought she might want to teach, but a position as an aide opened at the Hockessin Library, which allowed Preethy to experience and embrace library science. Her move to New Castle Library was a natural fit and career progression.
As Library Specialist, Preethy’s duties include the following: providing reference and information services, maintenance of DVD and music CD collections, Interlibrary Loan liaison, volunteer coordinator, and serial processor.
One initiative Preethy is especially pleased with is the Monday night Cultural Movies Series. Recognizing a change in local demographics, Preethy wanted to promote respect for differences, tolerance, and understanding. She wanted to use storytelling as the catalyst and she chose movies from various cultures as the vehicle. Each month a different movie is screened. The next cultural movie is scheduled for September 11, at 6 PM. The film to be viewed is The Reluctant Fundamentalist. All are welcome.
Preethy enjoys travel. This July she ventured to Italy and England. She also enjoys new cuisines, and reading is a favorite pastime. Her favorite genre is biography.
Preethy lives in the Pike Creek area of Wilmington with her husband and young son. New Castle Library is fortunate to have Preethy Cherian as a dedicated staff member.