Board member questionnaire
Name: Larry Heikes
How long have you served on Drake Library Board of Trustees: Since May 2013
Any other volunteer or civic groups that you belong to: Foster Care Review Board
How long have you lived in Centerville: Since 1982 when our family moved from Iowa City.
Why are libraries important to you? For me they are like a bookstore where everything is free. In libraries everyone is equal.—libraries are free for all and offer many services besides books.
Favorite book, author, or type of reading material? I read a variety of genres except romance and westerns. I especially like historical novels, biographies and crime fiction. Here are some books I really like that may not be on every “Best Books” list:
“The Sparrow” and “Children of God” by Mary Doria Russell
“Angle of Repose” by Wallace Stegner
“The Brothers Karamazov” by Dostoyevsky
“The Sheltering Sky” by Paul Bowles
“Germinal” by Emile Zola
“A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry
And a biography:
“American Prometheus : The triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird