Youth Services Librarian
Kingston Free Library
Sharon grew up at the Jersey Shore and now lives in Newport, Rhode Island with her family. She earned her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Rhode Island in 2002 and now serves as the Youth Services Librarian at Kingston Free Library in Kingston, RI. Sharon’s prior work experience includes positions in academic and school libraries.
Sharon is a proponent of incorporating movement and wellness into her programs, and she recently became certified as a Yoga and Mindfulness for Children instructor through Childlight Yoga in Durham, NH. Childlight Yoga’s founder, Lisa Flynn, is the author of Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children. Sharon holds Story Yoga biweekly during the school year and weekly outdoors during the summer months. Attendance at her Story Yoga programs has far exceeded attendance at the library’s traditional story times.
Sharon has presented her StoryWalk® and Story Yoga initiatives at the Rhode Island Library Association's Annual Conference in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Sharon’s wellness activities at the library have been featured in The Independent newspaper and Rhode Island Monthly’s Daily Blog.
Monday, January 27, 2020
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM