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Ganong has worked at NMPL for 17 years as the Library Technology Coordinator. Her
job entails maintaining databases and the library’s hardware and software. Peggy
also explores new uses of technology, and her favorite part of the job is
designing and updating the NMPL website.
grew up in Westchester with her parents and younger brother. She attended the
University of Bridgeport and graduated with a biology degree. She met her
husband Bob when his brother recommended him to Peggy to help her with her
cable setup. So Peggy married her cable guy in 1981!
worked at Boehringer Ingelheim for 20 years, during which time she also had two
children, and eventually she went back to school for her Master's in Library
Science. Peggy interned at NMPL for 10 weeks, learning the workings of each department.
The library director, Judy Horgen, liked her work and offered her a job as the
Technology Services Librarian.
daughter Jennie got married in October—at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in
Concord, NC, because her husband Jesse is an amateur racecar driver. They just
bought a house that is being built for them just outside of Charlotte and will
be ready to occupy in early summer. Peggy’s son Paul lives in Wingdale, NY,
with his fianceé Julie. They just had a baby boy, born January 31. Grandma
Peggy gets to see Brian-Lee almost every weekend and loves her time with him.
of Peggy’s hobbies is cross-stitch. She is working on a crib cover in primary
colors for her grandson right now. She likes to read, and one of her favorite
authors is Lee Child and his Jack Reacher mystery series. Peggy also enjoys the
philosophical musings of Harlan Coben’s main character Myron Bolitar, the
big-time New York sports agent.
philosophy is “live and let live.” There are all kinds of people in the world,
and you don’t know their stories without walking in their shoes. Peggy says the
staff at NMPL is very supportive and has helped her through some tough times.
The staff at NMPL would like to give Peggy a big thanks for her efforts to keep
up with the changing technology. So, thanks Peggy for all you do!