We Love Our Friends: Karen Pappas

By: Sheila Barnard

What job and/or volunteer work do you do outside of the Friends?

Various activities at my home church (Wesley UMC) Favorite is reading mentor for Project Transformation

How long have you been with the Friends?

4 years

Where did you grow up?

Choctaw, OK

Where did you go to school?

Choctaw High School and Southern Nazarene University (Bachelor of Science)

Tell me about your family.

I love in El Reno with my husband, Paul. We have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren who all live in the Shawnee area or OKC.

Do you have any pets?

A cat named Jingles and a dog named Katrina

What are some of your hobbies?

Reading, traveling, and stained glass

Do you read and what do you like to read?

Yes. History based fiction, fiction, some mysteries, biographies, inspirational, and local interest.

Why did you join the Friends of the Library?

To help raise awareness of the treasure we have (the library) and help raise money for restoration and library programming.

What is your favorite pare about being a part of the Friends of the Library?

Working with library staff and FOL members toward common goals of restoring the library and enhancing library programming. I also really enjoy the book sales.

If you could do one thing for the library, and money was no object, what would it be?

Add on to existing building (upstairs and downstairs) maintaining 1905 style elements.