The Manheim Community Library is pleased to announce the appointment of three interns to assist in programming and events this summer at the Library. The interns will contribute to helping our community learn, connect, and grow through their own unique projects. They will gain valuable experience and a broad understanding of library work under the mentorship of Library staff.
2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories Youth Services Intern: Nina Bonanno
The Youth Services Intern will assist youth librarian Colleen Gergely with the Library’s popular Summer Reading program. More than 900 children participate each year. Enthusiastic, creative and tireless, the Youth Services intern supervises, executes and cleans-up after most of the Library’s summer programs and activities for youth, promoting reading, library use, and curiosity. Responsibilities also include enhancing the children’s area of the library to create a welcoming destination for families.
A rising senior at Manheim Central High School, Nina Bonanno is very active in the community and is passionate about theatre. Recently, she starred in the High School’s production of The Pajama Game.
Digital Creation Intern – Caden McMahan
The Digital Creation Intern is a new internship designed to promote digital learning with technologies purchased for the Library through a grant from Williams Company. The Digital Creation Intern will design and lead Library programs on podcasting and digital music production.
A graduate of Hempfield High School, Caden McMahan just completed his freshman year at American University in Washington, D.C. where he is studying audio technology. Caden is an experienced music production teacher and brings a wealth of knowledge to the position.
Public Library Association (PLA) Inclusivity Internship Initiative (III) Intern – Eva Hain
Manheim Community Library will participate in a connected learning internship program this summer sponsored by the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Through its Inclusive Internship Initiative (III), PLA is sponsoring paid, mentored public library internships for 50 high school juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds. With individual guidance from a mentor, each intern will engage with multiple facets of library life, from administration to programming to user services. Over the course of the summer, interns and mentors will develop and complete a connected-learning project that reflect the intern’s personal interests and the library’s goals.
A rising senior at Linden Hall, Eva Hain has been chosen to represent Manheim Community Library in this program. Eva will work under the mentorship of Library Director Jonathan Dunkle. She will travel to Chicago later this month for III’s summer kick-off event where III interns will come together for master class sessions on common library programs and services, practice good intern and mentor skills, and network with one another. Eva will also attend a wrap-up event in September in Washington, DC where she will make a 5-minute presentation on her III experience and will have the opportunity to explore career and college readiness resources.
This program is funded by PLA with support from a pre-professional Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant (grant RE-00-17-0129-17) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
ABOUT MANHEIM COMMUNITY LIBRARY
The Manheim Community Library provides a place for our community (Manheim Borough, Penn Township and Rapho Township) to turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of information. We strive to maintain a varied collection of resources to benefit persons of all ages and abilities.