Book lover joins library team |

Book lover joins library team

She has a degree in Education, has owned three Baskin-Robbins stores, worked for United Blood Services for a year to hold her daughter’s job there (while the daughter went to France for a year), worked for a Web designer and belongs to a book club whose other members live in Reno and adjusted their meeting night to accommodate her new work schedule.

MaryAnn Taylor brings a variety of experience, a love for books and reading and a desire to help people, to her new full-time job at the Truckee Library.

In her spare time, MaryAnn plays golf and tennis, and has found time finally, after raising two daughters, to learn to paint in watercolor.

More than twenty years ago, Mary Ann’s husband Scott fell in love with this area when he came to Tahoe for a weekend to play golf with friends. At that time, the family was based in the Bay Area, where the girls could go to school while Scott was on the road with his employer, a large construction company which built power plants, big industrial complexes and pipelines. In 1982, they decided to buy a lot in Tahoe Donner, then built a house on it the next year where they spent weekends, vacations and summers.

Twelve years ago they moved from the Bay to Reno, where MaryAnn got into the ice cream business with her mother and sister. Three years ago, when her Baskin-Robbins in Carson was about to be swallowed up by the new freeway, and the lease had run out on the Park Lane Mall store, she sold off the equipment, accepted the freeway buyout, and moved at last to Truckee.

Why did she choose the Library as her next place of employment in August when the branch head was about to take a three-week vacation and the entire contents in the building were about to be reconfigured? Because she loves reading all kinds of books – her eight-year-old Reno book club has read a bit of everything, from multi-cultural works to books on women’s issues. She also wanted to be dealing with the public again, after a stint in a small office doing the “books” for a Web designer. And she was looking for a place to re-focus her desire to help people, now that her children are out of the house: 25-year-old Leslie has a permanent job as a firefighter on the San Bernardino National Forest, and 22-year-old Shannon is in her senior year at Sonoma State.

Look for her long, blond hair and twinkling eyes at the Library, and please introduce yourself. We hope she’ll be around for a long time to help you with all your library projects.

Pam McAdoo is a Truckee resident, artist, and active in library issues for the community.

Library Hours:

Monday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wed. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Children’s programs

Please note that Tuesday and Wednesday programs will take a break between Thanksgiving and the New Year.


Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., for 2-3 year-olds.

Babes in Bookland

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., for ages 6-24 months

Saturday storytelling with Mrs. Fix

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., for ages 3-6.

Entertainment books

Great discounts for everything from car rentals and hotel rooms to local restaurants and recreation, now on sale at the Library. A portion of the price is donated to the Friends of the Library.

Friends of the Library

Meetings third Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the library.

On display

Over the fireplace: Life Force One, by Chris K. Foster.

In the children’s wing: Peace mural, created in response to 9/11 by PCCS students.

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