Jamie Macris answers 5 questions about being a children’s librarian

Jamie Macris, who has lived and worked in North Canton for more than 21 years, serves as the head of the Children’s Department at the North Canton Public Library.

She was raised in Plain Township by her two parents, Jim and Doreen Doud, along with three “amazing sisters:” DeAnn, Sondra and Tracey.

“I graduated from GlenOak High School in 1996 and graduated with a BA in English from Kent State University in 2000,” Macris said. “In 2000, I also married my high school sweetheart, George Macris. Our daughter, Kori, was born in 2006 and is now a sophomore at Hoover High School.”

Macris has always loved dogs and currently has three: Leia, Jovie and Milo. Ella’s first job was at Music Oasis as a high school student where she said, “I spent most of my paychecks.” She later worked seasonally at B. Dalton bookstore and at Akron Porcelain and Plastics.

After she graduated from college, Jamie applied for a position at the North Canton Public Library and soon after became a library associate in the Children’s Department. In 2011, she was promoted to head the department.

Jamie Macris has lived and worked in North Canton for more than 21 years.  She heads the Children's Department at the North Canton Public Library.

Why did you want to be a children’s librarian?

I always wanted to work with books in some way or another. I started to really love to read around fifth grade, thanks to the “Baby-Sitters Club” series, and I would spend all of my extra time reading, even if that meant bringing a book to my sister’s marching band halftime shows.

I loved long car trips because that meant new books!

I had no doubt when I entered college that working on my English literature degree would be the best fit for me. I also had a wonderful experience in college volunteering at a local Head Start program in a preschool where I learned I really liked working with children. Working at the library in the Children’s Department was a perfect opportunity.

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