Familiar Faces

Sara Anders

This week’s theme:

Montrose Regional

Library staff members

Sara Anders

Anders is a Montrose native. She graduated Montrose High School in 1998 and went on to Colorado State University, where she majored in history and minored in Spanish. She moved back to Montrose in 2008. She has been working for the library for five years and is a reference librarian. On Sept. 21, she married Nick Rinne.

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A: We spend a lot of time outdoors. Obviously, Colorado is a great place for that. We have two dogs and spend a lot of time hiking, skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. I love to read, obviously. I spend a lot of time reading, which is a great part of my job.

Q: How much time do you spend reading a week?

A: I don’t know. I probably read on average at least an hour a day, so I probably spend seven to 10 hours a week reading.

Q: What do you enjoy readying the most?

A: I love to read everything, basically, but I have really been enjoying nonfiction, especially biographies, lately. We have a lot of really great new biographies here at the library, so the collection is really rich. But the best one I can remember reading in recent memory is one that we have in our older collection, and it’s called “Savage Beauty,” and it’s about the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. It was really, really interesting.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?

A: The thing I like most about my job is that the library is really a community center in Montrose. I like to think of it as a perfect slice of the Montrose pie, a perfect cross-section of the entire community. I love meeting new people who come in the library and seeing regulars that come in all the time.

Q: What’s your favorite book and why?

A: My favorite book is “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. I have read that book over and over again, and I like it because John Irving’s books have everything. They make you laugh, they make you cry, they make you really think about things and they always have really flawed but very interesting characters.

— Monica Garcia

“Familiar Faces” is a recurring feature that offers a brief profile of individuals who live in the Uncompahgre Valley in an effort to showcase what makes the area unique. Each week, the focus will shift to representatives of a specific group, such as photographers, teachers, clergy members, etc. To suggest a group or individual, email editor@montrosepress.com.

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