Here at Fun Van, we have a pretty incredible boss leading us, but many of you never get to see her. This week we are shining the spotlight on the lady who helps make Fun Van happen!
Meet Pam Harrison
What is your role for the Fun Van?
Fun Van Supervisor- I write the grant, attend meetings, file paperwork, lead meetings and observations, and other boss-like things.
What other responsibilities do you have at the Apache Junction Library?
I am the Youth Services Supervisory Librarian. I also do Storytime, Preschool University and special Library events.
What was your childhood ambition?
To become a teacher, get married and have kids. I achieved two of them!
What book are you currently reading?
Murder in the Air by Hart
What’s your favorite fall or winter beverage?
What was your favorite toy as a child?
My bean bag baby. I still have her.
What’s a fun fact about you?
I used to be a karaoke hostess.
What snack is your guilty pleasure?
Potato chips and ranch dip
Why do you think the Fun Van is an important resource?
The best educators in the area travel to every nook and cranny of Pinal County to provide support and education in best parenting practices and early literacy skills for their 0-5 year olds, while the kids learn important developmental skills through play, stories, art and more. And it’s free!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I like to kayak with my husband and hang out with my four animals.
Who are a couple of your favorite children’s authors?
Judy Blume and Watty Piper
Do you have any tips for parents who want to enhance their story time at home?
Get the kids involved. Ask them questions, make animal noises together, change your voice for the characters—anything to make the story meaningful to them and interactive as you bond with your child. The more you read to them, the better they will succeed in school!