I Love Public Schools I Love Public Schools

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Published by The Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Southeast High School librarian Sara Friest, the first-ever state librarian of the year. | Courtesy Photo Francis Gardler

'This is it. This is what I was meant to do,'" said Friest, who grew up in Pennsylvania. "I always knew I wanted to work with children and youth."

To be a school librarian, you have to be a certified teacher, so Friest did that work, too, and landed at Rousseau Elementary School for a couple of years.

"I kind of felt like it was home."

And then, in 2019, a new opportunity opened up: A librarian position at Southeast.

"I loved every second of it," she said.

'I feel very blessed' — New Lincoln Pius X principal hits the ground running The high school librarian now has another story to tell.

A story of being recognized for all of the hard work over the years: On Friday, Friest was named the Nebraska School Librarians Association's first-ever librarian of the year.

"I was just in shock," she said this week, reflecting on the surprise ceremony. "I was so honored to be selected and even to be nominated."

Read the full story by Zach Hammack: https://bit.ly/3EdhLTT

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