GETTING TO KNOW: Cristy Owens




Cristy Owens is the librarian at Greenwood Christian School.

Reporter Magen Kritsch recently asked her the following questions:

What is your favorite book?

The Bible.

What is your favorite book

to teach?

I only have each class for 30 minutes, so I don’t have time to read anything very lengthy, but I enjoy reading David Shannon and Doreen Cronin books to the kids. “Duck for President” is hilarious.

What is the best child’s book you have ever read?

I love “Charlotte’s Web” because my first-grade teacher read it to our class, and I enjoyed it so much. “The Little House” by Virginia Burton also has a special place in my heart because it reminds me of the little house where I grew up and where my mother still lives.

Which holiday-themed book is your favorite?

“A Christmas Carol.”

Who is your favorite literary character?

Probably Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, because she’s fun, quirky, kids love her and she can fix any problem.

Why did you become

a librarian?

I still remember going on a field trip in first grade to the public library in Anderson and getting my first library card. It made a big impression on me, and throughout my life libraries have always felt like a home away from home. I love books and kids, so being a librarian in a school is a dream job for me.

What happened on the best day of your life, so far?

I can’t limit it to just one day, but here are the top five: the day I became a Christian, the day I married my husband and the day each of my three wonderful children were born.

What piece of technology can you not live without?

My cellphone; it allows me to keep in touch with friends and family.

What is your favorite

website?

Amazon and GoodReads.com

If you have an hour of free time, what are you most likely to do?

Read — surprise, surprise. Or possibly shop a flea market for more books.

If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy?

I would hire a good accountant because I have no experience in managing large amounts of money. I’d sure like to give it a whirl, though.

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

A lot, but I keep buying more. I have a thing for shoes.

How many text messages do you send in a month?

Enough that I need unlimited texting in my cell plan.

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