Tolman steps into Vale librarian position at the Emma Humphrey Library

Yvonne Tolman talks about the potential of the Emma Humphrey Library in Vale last week. Tolman recently stepped into the part-time librarian slot. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – Yvonne Tolman believes in the power of books.

“I love books. Reading has always been important to me,” she said.

Tolman, who stepped into the head librarian position at the Emma Humphrey Library at 150 A St. E. last week, said she wants to push the facility to a new level in terms of access for local residents.

One important step, she said, is to switch the hours of the library.

“I’d like to be open when a lot of the public can be here,” said Tolman.

Now the library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 . . .