Nancy Wolfinger joined the library staff in February 2013 as our newest Circulation Associate. She comes to us with 12 years of library experience with Carroll County Public Schools.
Even during college, Maryland was beaconing! Nancy originally hails from Ohio where she earned her BS in Graphic Design at University of Cincinnati. After completing a design internship in Hunt Valley, Nancy moved to the Baltimore area after graduation. She worked in the graphic design field for several years doing everything from hand typesetting to designing checks and bank logos.
Once her children, Pete and Julie, started school, Nancy became an active parent and substitute teacher at Mechanicsville Elementary. After realizing how much she enjoyed working with children, Nancy was thrilled to become Mechanicsville’s library media clerk where she remained for the next eight years.
In 2009, Nancy had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to help open Manchester Valley High School’s Media Center. “Everything was brand-new: new facility, new books, new technology. I was even able to help develop new policies and procedures. It was very exciting!” She later worked at the busy library at Liberty High School until leaving CCPS to join the staff at Carroll. “I’ve been working with students around the county for many years, so I see lots of familiar faces here!”
Nancy is an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction and belongs to a local book club that she helped found more than12 years ago. She’s a bit of a gym rat and enjoys gardening and other household projects like tiling her kitchen backsplash. After many years of driving to her daughter's lacrosse matches around the Mid-Atlantic region, her travels are now taking her farther afield. The latest hot spot...New Orleans!
And, lastly, making true the adage, “It’s a small world,” one of the other library staff members, Fran Cincotta, sang at Nancy’s wedding in 1986!
Welcome, Nancy! We look forward to having your artistic and creative talents here at Carroll!