About the Library Director
After living most of my life in Nebraska, I moved to the Sidney area in 1998 when I married my sweetheart Ray Moreland. We live in Anderson along with a clowder of cats. While I do consider myself to be an Iowan, the Huskers are still my team. Though to be honest, I generally prefer reading a book to watching a sporting event.
I joined the staff of the Sidney Public Library in June of 2016 after retiring from a 30-year career in Information Technology and Banking. I consider this job to be the perfect second career because being around book lovers and books is truly a joy. For book lovers that also wish to use the latest in reading technology, I am happy to assist if you have any questions about reading or listening to books on your tablet, computer or phone.
When it comes to reading, I generally read fiction. Science fiction and steampunk are my favorite genres, and if they have a romance element, so much the better! My favorite books include The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Engdahl and whatever great book I have recently discovered. I have my own blog (https://whiskeywithmybook.wordpress.com/) where I review and promote a variety of authors and genres that includes science fiction, steampunk, historical, fantasy, paranormal and urban fantasy, most of which also include a dose of romance. Pretty much any book that goes well with whiskey or tea.
I've always believed anyone's life can be enriched by reading. I know mine is.