Get to Know Your Board of Trustees – Tony Derricott
I am Tony Derricott. I have been a member of the Board of Trustees for the Madison Library District since June of 2013. Prior to that I was also a member of the Madison Library Foundation. I have served 1-year stints as both Vice Chair and Chair of the Board. Leading and following have both been enjoyable experiences for me.
My wife and I both work for BYU-Idaho. We and our children have long enjoyed patronizing libraries. I have fond memories of visiting the Carnegie Library in Preston as a child. One of my first favorite book series was “The Great Brain.” In addition, I had a subscription to Games magazine. Later in life I volunteered and then worked for some time in the Bitterroot Public Library up in Hamilton, Montana, prior to moving to Rexburg back in 2009. Serving just seems right…it’s my type of fun! You should come and try it sometime! 😉
In the meantime, continue to patronize the library. I have a list of thousands of books that I want to read that I keep organized on my account in Goodreads. I have just finished The Great Gatsby and am now reading Silas Marner. In the past, I’ve read the complete list of Newbery Award Winner books. Want to see what else I’ve read or want to read? Join me on Goodreads and see what books we might have in common. The library also sponsors a Goodreads contest. If you see me in the library or in person, let me know how I can represent you on the board. Whether we only meet online or in person, let’s talk books. They’re good for us!