Monday Morning Chat: Five minutes with Charleah Firestone, Library assistant at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Library
Job title or position:
Library assistant at Moffat County Library Craig branch
How long have you held this position:
"I'm a retired music teacher. I taught here in Craig for 30 years."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell"
"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."
"Grumpy people. Especially when they’re so grumpy to their children. It breaks my heart."