Alexandra Yarrow is the manager of Alternative Services at the Ottawa Public Library, which includes Homebound, Bookmobile & Kiosk, and Accessibility Services. She entered the library profession because of its strong commitment to connecting people across cultural, economic and social boundaries. She has worked in public libraries for 20 years. Emily of New Moon and Nancy Drew shaped her childhood, and she now enjoys Zadie Smith, Sarah Dunant, Elizabeth Strout, Kate Atkinson, Alan Bradley, Ian McEwan, Michel Rabagliati, Chris Cleave, Gabriel García Márquez, and E. M. Forster.

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