Profile: Kyle Harmon, SHHS Librarian

Even during COVID, CCSD librarians are working to get books to students.


Dawson Patterson, Staffer

Many of today’s youth have turned to electronically formatted books to do their reading, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to visit your school library when you need help. SHHS librarian Kyle Harmon would agree. Harmon, while working as one of our school’s librarians, still has a lot of work to do during her daily routine. 

“A librarian’s job is definitely not the easiest of professions; A good librarian needs to have at least a master’s degree; They also have to be willing to do a lot of walking around and helping kids do their research as well as having a good set of social skills and research abilities,” Harmon said.

Harmon has a spectacular love of reading and tries to get kids involved with their libraries by doing a variety of things so that students will get better grades and be more successful in life. 

 “I am a voracious reader,” Harmon said. “I think I’ve already read 25 books this year; My mom worked at the public library when I was growing up, so I’ve always had an interest in books; This, combined with the enjoyment I got from working with kids, helped me decide to become a school librarian.” 

Harmon stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for her and other SHHS librarians to get books from one school to another. While the pandemic has had an effect on all of us, some of us were hit harder than others. 

“COVID-19 has really had an impact on the way that the CCSD library system does things,” Harmon said. “One way it has affected us is the fact that after the pandemic hit, we weren’t able to send books to any school we wanted anymore;

When Asked to Explain Further, Harmon said, “Another way that COVID has affected our system is because it has pushed us into edging towards the digital world of reading, but I’m sure we’ve all been affected in that way somehow.” she went on to say, “COVID-19 has had a major impact on the way that everything is being done, whether in schools or anywhere else.”