Meet the Staff
Barbara Fiala has been an Administrative Aide with the New Castle Library since 2006. She packs a myriad of activities and responsibilities into this part-time position. Barbara is in charge of in-house supplies, and in-house publicity, which includes bulletin boards, posters, and display windows. Barbara also writes the weekly news article covering library activities, Inside the Library. A favorite part of her responsibilities is maintaining the on-going book sale, while her proudest accomplishments are the March display windows featuring Dr. Seuss and the library’s Seuss birthday celebration.
Barbara was raised on Long Island, New York, and arrived in Delaware in 1995, following 30 years in Chicago. A Liberal Arts degree in English and history serves as Barbara’s knowledge base. Work experience in computer time sharing, as a church secretary, and as a book seller for Borders enhance her present library work.
Barbara’s passion is books, which has fed her interest in cosmology, physics, and astronomy. Her favorite genre is non-fiction, but she also enjoys classic British mystery stories. Gardening is also an obsession, along with ecology. At least three times a week, Barbara makes it a point to walk along Route 9 picking up litter. She hopes her actions will serve as a model for others. Her goal is to eventually walk for the pure joy of walking in a litter-free environment.
Last year, Barbara started an adult summer club called Walk and Talk. This summer she plans to engage the group in litter pick-up, and call the club, Walk, Talk and Pick.
We can thank Barbara Fiala for all she does in quiet service to make our library and our town beautiful and inviting.