Name: Dana Moritz
How long have you served on Drake Library Board of Trustees:
I’m not sure—I think about 7 years.
Any other volunteer or civic groups that you belong to:
Appanoose County Museum, Centerville Concert Association
Centerville Community Schools Foundation, Off the Square Theater Board, Hospital Auxiliary, Centerville Municipal Housing Authority
How long have you lived in Centerville: 50 years
Why are libraries important to you? Libraries preserve information, the basis of making good decisions. In order to maintain a democracy, an informed public is needed. That information is available equally for all at the library.
Favorite book, author, or type of reading material?
I like to read history, classics, novels, science-fiction, fantasy and mystery. One of my favorite books was Moby Dick by Herman Melville. The whaling information was fascinating. One of my new favorite fantasy writers is Patrick Rothfus, author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fears.