Name: Nicole Cox
How long have you served on Drake Library Board of Trustees: I have been a board member since 2014 and Secretary since July 2015.
Any other volunteer or civic groups that you belong to: Not at the moment
How long have you lived in Centerville: July 2014
Why are libraries important to you? Libraries are important to me because they act as keepers of knowledge for our communities. They are places to turn when you need to know more about a topic, a place for families to bring children to be introduced to and learn to love reading, and they are also a place for gathering with others in the community. Libraries also serve a much more practical, but much needed purpose as a place for patrons to use computers, magazines, books, gather for children’s story times, and the many other services the library provides. A free public library is an absolute asset to those in the community who would not have access to such benefits otherwise.
Favorite book, author, or type of reading material? I enjoy autobiographies the most – everything from historical and political figures to popular culture!