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Volunteer Spotlight - Sherry Bruning

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Introducing Sherry Bruning

Sherry has been a long-standing staple at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library for several years. She has served as the President of the Friends of the Library Board for multiple years and has been a positive influence on the Friends' culture throughout her tenure with the organization. She always infuses every conversation with sharp wit and a gentle smile.

Sherry is a California native who loves books, the beach and new adventures. Her next adventure will be relocating to Gold Country where she hopes to relax next to a lake and volunteer in her new town.

Submitted by Volunteer Coordinator, Robert Miranda from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library


A Chat with Sherry

As a child... I was obsessed with books and reading.

My first job... was at a stuffed animal shop in Los Gatos called Bears in the Woods.

My fondest memory... any nice day at the beach.

I am most proud of... getting clean and sober 16 years ago.

My biggest challenge... was rebuilding me life after a horrible car accident which was a result from my history.

My role model... from when I was younger was typically a librarian. There were a couple of wonderful librarians in elementary school and I wanted to be like them.

My community... is changing.

Libraries are... comfort, creativity, inspiration, and safety. Always my place of escape.

My favorite book is... Book: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Film: Apocalypse Now (which the book is based on).

If I had a super power, it would be... flying. It was the first thing that came to my mind.

I volunteer... because I want to give back to society because I was a burden to it for some time. I want people to have the gift of books and reading.

If I wasn't volunteering, I'd be... likely be reading or working.

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