We Love Our Friends: Tyra Owen

Name: Tyra

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

I work for Oklahoma State Parks Division of the Tourism Department.

How long have you been with the Friends?

5 or 6 years, I think

Where did you grow up?​

Geary, OK

Where did you go to school?​

Geary and OSU

Tell me about your family.

Would rather not.

Do you have any pets?

​Not right now

What are some of your hobbies?​

Gardening, reading, embroidery, crafts in general

Do you read?     Yes     What do you like to read?

Most any type of book.  My favorite is fantasy with the struggles of good vs. evil.

Why did you join the Friends of the Library?​

I can’t imagine not reading books.  I think the Friends should help the library provide for and encourage literacy for all ages.  I hope that the love of books comes from that connection to our library.   I also believe our community is so very lucky to have such a beautiful and historic building still being used as a library. It is important to promote what a treasure our library is for our town and our people.  I hope that our Friends group supports these ideas.

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

Working with the staff and other Friends to support the library.

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

I would refurbish it to meet our functional needs while maintaining our historic presence as a treasure for our community.Tyra.jpg