Why We Love EPL: Volume Five

This week we continue to share why each of us with Apricity has a special place in our hearts for EPL and the Welcome Baby Program ahead of our Once Upon a Springtime Fundraiser this Sunday! Today we hear from Event Designer Cory Christopher & Associate Director of Communications Nicole Brown. 

CORY CHRISTOPHER EVENT DESIGNER 

What is your most memorable moment involving EPL?

Coming from a rural community, my library exposure was limited to our small school library.  It wasn’t until grade 10 that I had to trek to Stanley Milner Library to research a history project. I was actually nervous about going in, but as the doors slid open, in that instant a new chapter started. I was honoured to be surrounded by such unspeakable richness and history; I was in awe, and overwhelmed by the wealth of knowledge all those books possessed. It opened my life to a richness I had never imagined and a deeper understanding and appreciation for the written word.  

 What is your favourite story? 

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White - It was the first chapter book I received from my grandparents. Reading it was an accomplishment for me and a moment I have never forgotten

Who is your favourite author? 

So hard to choose just one… Toni Morrison and William Shakespeare 

What's your favourite genre? 

Auto-biographies and memoirs, but on occasion I do enjoy a dash of suspense 

Favourite spot to read a book?

Snuggled up in my bed, with several layers of blankets, and a half dozen pillows - what can I say I like to be comfortable. 

 

NICOLE BROWN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS 

What is your most memorable moment involving EPL? 

At about six years old I asked my parents if I could have my very first library card. Always adamant about frequent bedtime stories, my mom was happy to oblige. She  took me down to a Castledowns library branch where I proudly received the yellow plastic card with my name handwritten on the front, in permanent marker. Over the next several years I took out book after book. Some were meant for enjoyment others containing special care instructions for the variety of different pets I kept as child. EPL will always hold a special place in my heart for building an early love for literature.

What is your favourite story? 

Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss 

Who is your favourite author?

Mary Shelley

What's your favourite genre?

Sci-fi, fiction & classic literature. 

Favourite spot to read a book?

In bed before I hit the hay.

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