May Memorial Children's Library Assistant Giselle

Congratulations to Giselle Aldridge as the new Children’s Assistant at the May Memorial Library. We are excited to have her join our team and can’t wait to see what she’ll do!

May Memorial Children's Library Assistant Giselle

How long have you worked with the County?
About 2 months now.

Where are you from originally?
Right around the corner in Greensboro!

What are you most passionate about?
Storytelling! I love writing, but storytelling can be so much more. Singing, acting, movement, even simple conversation. We’re a lot kinder and a lot more empathetic when we learn and share each other’s stories.  

Do you have a hobby?
Paddleboarding!  The Haw River in Saxapahaw is my favorite place.

When you were little, what was your dream job?
I’ve always wanted to be an author. Still chipping away on that one! But I’d say working in a library compliments that goal pretty well.

What was the best part of your week/weekend?
Cooking, eating, and spending Thanksgiving weekend with family. Pumpkin pie for the win!

If your life was a song, what would the title be?
“Make Lemonade!”

Are you involved in any community projects or organizations?
I’m part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and work in the presidency of their Relief Society organization, a group of women dedicated to community service. We recently organized a food and blanket drive that was really fun!

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
A garbage plate in upstate New York. Tasty, but very weird.

What’s your favorite TV Show?
Avatar the Last Airbender!

What is your favorite thing to spend money on?
Books! Probably no surprise there.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned recently?
I recently wrote a paper about makerspaces, areas with educational resources and materials for building and experimentation, and in my research learned they are sometimes called Fablabs. Who knew?