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Five Questions: Stacey Reichard, 23, Chicago Ridge

Stacey Reichard 23 Chicago Ridge

Stacey Reichard, 23, Chicago Ridge

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What are your hobbies?

“I’m a big knitter. I knit a little bit of everything. My mom (Pam) is a quilter and she tried to get me into that, but I wanted my own thing. Knitting is relaxing. I can go home from work, knit a couple of hours and kind of wind down. I knit on my lunch break, too.”

What do you like about Chicago Ridge?

“It’s a small town. It’s nice. I’ve worked at the library for seven years, since I was 16. I know everybody. My brother (Andrew) lives in the city, so I take the Orange Line often from Midway (Airport).”

What’s the last movie you saw?

“It was ‘Catching Fire.’ It was really good. The books are really good. The ending (of the movie) still made me mad because it ends abruptly. The next movie I’ll see is ‘The Hobbit.’ ”

What would you do if you were mayor for a day?

“Give the library more money. We always need more. I’d use it for technology. A smart board would be pretty cool. It’s like a massive touchscreen and it’d be really cool to have in the library.”

Which person from history do you want to meet?

“I’ll go with something I liked as a child and say Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ series. I read all those books and absolutely loved them. I like to hear people tell me stories, so I’d ask her to tell me some of her stories in real time.”

Steve Metsch



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