Robin is the branch administrator at the Walkersville branch of the Frederick County Public library system.
She’s been working with Frederick County Public libraries for 14 years and has been the branch administrator at Walkersville for 6 years. Since she began working with the Walkersville community, she has committed her team to working to create lasting community events and opportunities to build a shared community experience. Robin is a lifetime Frederick County resident.
Question and Answer Session
For our Q&A session, our current members submit questions to ask the member of the month. They are a mix of business, personal and random questions.
WBPA: What do you like to do in your spare time?
Robin Bowers: “I have many children so they are my spare time. Basically, I’m their personal Uber.”
WBPA: Have you always lived in the Walkersville area?
Robin Bowers: “My grandparents used to run the store on Maple Ave and we would come there a lot in the summer to “help”.
WBPA: What do you like most about your job??
Robin Bowers: “I like the service aspect of my job, working with the community, getting people what they need.”
WBPA: What was your first job? What do you remember most about your first job?
Robin Bowers: “My first official job was waiting tables. I think everyone should do it once in their life. It’s an experience that will forever effect the way you interact with staff working in public service. It definitely humbles you and makes you realize how much a little kindness goes a long way.”
WBPA: What’s the career highlight you’re most proud of?
Robin Bowers: “I’m most proud of the programs we have created that fill the needs of the community, the summer lunch programs for kids, creating community-building events, opening this amazing new building. I’m also most proud of the team of staff I have at the library. They are an incredible group of people who are always willing to roll with a good idea and are flexible enough to figure out how to make anything happen. They care about and support each other and the community like no place I’ve ever seen.”