Josie Mitzi has been introducing children to the wonders of Craigieburn library for more than 20 years.
How long have you lived in Craigieburn?
I have lived in Craigieburn for 35 years. When we first moved here, we had cows roaming next door.
What do you like about living in Craigieburn?
I like the diversity of the community. I also like knowing that most people who live here have a deep pride and respect for Craigieburn and their neighbours, and would help and support them if needed.
What, if anything, would you change?
In a perfect world, I would add more local employment opportunities for our youth. I feel we could solve many of the issues we have with youth of Craigieburn if they all had a purpose in life and somewhere they felt accepted and respected.
Do you have a favourite local place or places where you like to spend time?
I love taking the kids to the new community park, Livvi’s Place, at Craigieburn Anzac Park. It caters for all ages (even adults ) and abilities. And if you’re looking for me on the weekend, I’m usually at Craigieburn Central shopping away or at the movies.
How long have you worked at the Craigieburn library?
I have worked at the library for over 20 years. Many of those years were at the old library building on Craigieburn Road before moving to our gorgeous new building on Central Boulevard four years ago.
What does your role involve?
I have the best job! Most days I spend my time reading stories, singing songs, visiting preschools and primary schools, and sharing the magic of books and Craigieburn library to all.
What do you enjoy about working in a library and with children?
Everything! Especially watching mums and bubs smiling, having fun and connecting.