Nice To Meet You!
Julie Kintner is the Director of the Fife Lake Public Library, a member of the Traverse Area District Library network. She has been with the library since 2007, getting her start substituting as a clerk. She was hired as the director in 2011.
Julie has been married to her husband, Tony, for 21 years and together they have three awesome kids, Jay, Allison, and Trevor. Julie grew up in St. Charles but always wanted to live in Northern Michigan. She and her family have lived in Fife Lake for 17 years and enjoy many outdoors activities. "I recently went caving and started scuba diving lessons with my children as part of Kingsley Schools Outdoor Adventure Club and cannot wait to go again!" she said. "I'm very competitive and love any type of sport," she added. When Julie is not at the library you will most likely find her at a school sporting event.
When asked about her passion for reading, Julie said she owes it all to her mom. "She always read books and poetry with me and now enjoys reading with her grandchildren."
The Fife Lake Public Library celebrated 125 years of library service in 2012. "I feel very blessed to work at the FLPL," said Julie. "It's a beautiful library that makes a positive impact on our community through access to information and various programs for our youth, adults and seniors."
Julie, what are you reading?
"Currently I'm reading Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It's a memoir describing the author's traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia to her intellectual awakening as an adult living as a refugee in the Netherlands. I think it's a very moving and educational 'must read' for everyone in America.
I'm also listening to Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is hilarious. Both are enjoyable books to listen to on the way to basketball games."