Library Trustees

Brenda Daigler

Occupation
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Remedial math teacher and tutor

What Hobbies or pastimes do you enjoy?
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Spending time with family, reading, boating, and playing tennis

For how many years have you served as a Trustee for the Library?
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21 wonderful years

What position do you presently hold on the Library’s Board of Trustees?
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Vice-President

What do you enjoy most about serving as a Library Trustee?
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As a long-time user of the NT Public Library, I find it fascinating to be involved in the “behind the scenes” decisions involved in the successful operation of the Library

What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of service as a Library Trustee?
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Personnel decisions can be very challenging

What is your favorite thing about the North Tonawanda Public Library?
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It is very user-friendly and accessible to the public, and the Children’s programs are top-notch

What is your favorite thing about North Tonawanda?
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The Library!


Colleen Andres

Occupation
—Math Teacher

What Hobbies or pastimes do you enjoy?

— Spending time with my family, reading to my 3 children, and traveling.

   For how many years have you served as a Trustee for the Library?

—Since 2018

What position do you presently hold on the Library’s  Board of Trustees?
—Trustee

  What do you enjoy most about serving as a Library Trustee?
I enjoy getting a chance to give back to the wonderful community that I live in.

What is your favorite thing about the North Tonawanda Public Library?
— I enjoy all the programming, especially the great programming for children.

What is your favorite thing about North Tonawanda?
— Although it is a small town, it has a great deal of community events to keep everyone entertained.

 


David Jakubaszek

Occupation
— Retired accountant for the city of North Tonawanda

What Hobbies or pastimes do you enjoy?
— Volunteerism

For how many years have you served as a Trustee for the Library?
— 2

What position do you presently hold on the Library’s Board of Trustees?
— Trustee

What do you enjoy most about serving as a Library Trustee?
— Using my talents and years of experience to ensure that North Tonawanda stays a great place to live and raise a family. Working with a dedicated group of individuals who have the best interest of the Library and it’s patrons at heart.

What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of serving as a Library Trustee?
— Making continued progress, enhancements, and improvements to the Library while maintaining fiscal responsibility

What is your favorite thing about the North Tonawanda Public Library?
— The pleasant and knowledgeable staff and the wide variety of patrons they serve

What is your favorite thing about North Tonawanda?
— The fact that it is a small city that offers a little bit of everything, all within easy driving distance


Paul Sikora

Occupation
— Retired Attorney/Human Resources Director

What Hobbies or pastimes do you enjoy?
— Reading, traveling, playing tennis, live theater, hiking, bicycling, wine-making

For how many years have you served as a Trustee for the Library?
— 26

What position do you presently hold on the Library’s Board of Trustees?
— President (since July, 1994)

What do you enjoy most about serving as a Library Trustee?
— The chance to serve the community with my wonderful fellow trustees

What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of service as a Library Trustee?
— Maintaining excellent service to the public at an affordable cost to taxpayers. Negotiating a fair agreement with the Town of Wheatfield for their use of our facility.

What is your favorite thing about the North Tonawanda Public Library?
— The excellent collection of books and DVDs

What is your favorite thing about North Tonawanda?
— It has small-town atmosphere with excellent municipal services


Marigail Sondel

Occupation
— Retired Substitute Teacher

What Hobbies or pastimes do you enjoy?
— Traveling, needlework, sewing, reading

For how many years have you served as a Trustee for the Library?
— 16

What position do you presently hold on the Library’s Board of Trustees?
— Trustee

What do you enjoy most about serving as a Library Trustee?
— Attempting to maintain the status of the most used library in the NIOGA system while serving the people of North Tonawanda

What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of service as a Library Trustee?
— The aspect that I enjoy most is also that which I find most challenging!

What is your favorite thing about the North Tonawanda Public Library?
— The staff, authors that I have discovered and enjoy reading, the variety of programs offered to patrons

What is your favorite thing about North Tonawanda?
— It is a small town with a large city feel