Charleah Firestone, a library assistant at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Library, pauses between a row of bookshelves. A retired music teacher, Firestone will be holding a harp concert in early December at the library featuring Celtic and Christmas music.

Photo by Mary Austin

Charleah Firestone, a library assistant at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Library, pauses between a row of bookshelves. A retired music teacher, Firestone will be holding a harp concert in early December at the library featuring Celtic and Christmas music.

Monday Morning Chat: Five minutes with Charleah Firestone, Library assistant at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Library

Advertisement

Job title or position:

Library assistant at Moffat County Library Craig branch

How long have you held this position:

"Since 2009"

Previous job:

"I'm a retired music teacher. I taught here in Craig for 30 years."

Hometown:

"Born and raised in Grand Junction so I'm a Western Slope girl."

How did you get started with this position:

"My very first year in Craig I was the librarian at East Elementary and I taught all the kids their music. I taught first graders at Sunset music and fourth graders at a school called Breeze which has been torn down. So I’ve always like the library and music and a position came open and I was lucky to get it."

Favorite thing about NW Colorado:

"The people, I love the people here. You know a small town is just nice. You go to the store, you know people and you can talk."

Least favorite:

"The shopping. You always have to go somewhere else like Grand Junction."

Motto or outlook on life:

"I just try to find the good in everything. I try to not be negative. Although my husband will tell you that I usually say patience is a virtue."

Favorite restaurant:

"Coolwater Grille"

Favorite music:

"I love all kinds of music. I’m really into Celtic music right now and I play the harp. I love old classic rock. If you came to my house I probably have 1,000 CDs. Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, I really like them."

Favorite movie:

"Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell"

Favorite book:

"I haven’t found one for this year. Last year I had a favorite book and I mailed it to all my brothers, everybody I knew. I go, “you have to read this book.” But I haven’t found one that just struck me this year like that. The one from last year is called Heaven is For Real. It was just a wonderful book and then we did a bible study at church on it."

Pet peeve:

"Grumpy people. Especially when they’re so grumpy to their children. It breaks my heart."

Favorite color:

"Pink"

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.