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Cain joins McIver's Grant Public Library as children's librarian

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Vanessa Cain has accepted the position of children's librarian at McIver's Grant Public Library. The former State Gazette reporter will now lead the library's programs for children. Residents and their children are invited to stop by the Kids Zone located in the heart of the library to enjoy a variety of age-appropriate activities and programming.
Residents entering the Kids Zone at McIver's Grant Public Library will find a new face leading children's programming. Vanessa Cain has joined the McIver's Grant family as children's librarian.

"We are so excited to have Vanessa here as the children's librarian at McIver's Grant Public Library," said Library Director Regina Patterson. "We want to invite all children and parents to come by and meet her."

Cain, who worked for the State Gazette newspaper for over seven years, covered the library and its recent expansion into a new, state-of-the-art, ADA-compliant facility in her tenure as a newspaper reporter. With a background in early childhood education and a passion for children's literature, the position offers her a chance to flex her creative muscles and once again connect with both the young and the young-at-heart.

"When I first came to the Dyer County community, I fell in love with the staff and volunteers whose hard work and dedication help McIver's Grant Public Library and its many programs make a significant difference in this community," said Cain. "To be a part of the next chapter of the library's expansion is a dream come true for me. I look forward to continuing the longstanding traditions already in place in the children's department and growing this program to meet the needs of the future."

Cain served as a preschool teacher at Halls First Baptist Daycare for nine years before joining the journalism profession full time in 2003. She and her husband, Larry, are now empty-nesters living in the Double Bridges community in northern Lauderdale County.

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