Q&A with Nancy Pew, Children’s Librarian

Q&A with Nancy Pew, Children’s Librarian

Community, Connections and a Whole Lot of Heart

Enjoy Lake City (ELC) recently visited Nancy Pew, Children’s Librarian at the Lake City branch. Nancy shared some of the highlights of her career, her thoughts on the importance of connection and community, and the joys of working out of the box.

ELC: You seem to absolutely love your job. What made you decide to become a children’s librarian?

I’ve always liked libraries. When I was in 7th or 8th grade, my mother went back to school to get credentials to be a school librarian. I was in the library guild in high school and I got a varsity letter in library. I still have it!

Nancy Pew, Children’s Librarian

In college, I thought about library school but it’s hard to do the same thing your mother does, so I got a history major in three years. After graduating, I decided to go to library school after all. After school, I applied to Jesuit Volunteer Corps. I’d never been west of Kansas and I wanted to see other parts of the country. We were very much into social justice and community service and I got a placement at St. Therese Parish here in Seattle, working with African American children in the Central District in 1978.

ELC: You and your husband Pat do a lot of community work together at events in Lake City. How did you meet him?

Pat and I both worked at the same school, and we often worked on projects together. I was a volunteer and he was a teacher. When I first met him, we were doing introductions around the room and he said to me, “Hello I’m Pat Pew, I’m single.” which he’d never said to anyone else before or since. He told me later, “I don’t know why I blurted that out!” He was just mortified.

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Hellbent Recognized By State’s Green Business Program

Congratulations to Lake City’s Own Hellbent Brewing



 For Immediate Release

More than 150 Businesses Recognized in First Year of Washington’s Green Business Program

 SEATTLE (October 2, 2018) ­– EnviroStars, Washington’s green business program, has helped more than 150 businesses of all sizes and types improve their sustainability during the program’s first year. 57 Seattle-based businesses are participating so far.

The program connects businesses with local environmental assistance, resources and utility rebates. Businesses earn EnviroStars recognition by taking steps to green their facilities and operational practices such as replacing inefficient lighting with LEDs, composting food scraps and switching to safer cleaning products.

“Seattle’s small businesses continue to innovative while creating a more sustainable future. Our businesses of all sizes are leading the way to create a cleaner city and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan. “It will take all of us—consumers, businesses, and government leaders—working together to realize our vision of a sustainable, equitable, and robust economy that will thrive for generations to come.” Continue reading “Hellbent Recognized By State’s Green Business Program”

Korochka Tavern Featured on KING 5

LC’s Own Korochka Gets a Plug on Evening Magazine

Many of us know how great Korochka Tavern is but it was fun to see KING 5’s Evening Magazine come out and share it with the rest of Seattle. Located at 12348 Lake City Way NE. It is one of our local treasures. You can view the video segment below and don’t forget to visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/korochka/

Click Here for Evening Magazine Video