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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 4:30 am

Lisa Youngblood, 43, is director of the Harker Heights Library. She has lived in Harker Heights for 13 years.

Where are you from?

I was born in Lawton, Okla. My dad was in the Army, so before I was 6 months old we moved back to their home area in Waco and I lived there up until I came to Harker Heights.

What do you enjoy most about living in Harker Heights?

I love all of the amenities and the quality of life. Of course, I love working in the library but I would utilize our library. I think it’s fantastic, as well as the parks and recreation services. I think that Harker Heights has a lot to offer its citizens.

If you could change one thing about your life, what would that be and why?

I wish I had more time to read.

Are you involved in any community activities, organizations or clubs?

I’m involved in the Kiwanis Club and I work with Eastern Hills Middle School’s Builder’s Club and the Harker Heights High School’s Key Club. I am also very excited to be working with the city on what we call “Knights of the Roundtable,” which is an advisory board of teenagers from HHHS.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

I love going to the beach. I think it’s a fantastic vacation because I enjoy reading on the beach. When I take a vacation, I like to be relaxed. Or, completely the opposite, I like going to Disney World where you’re always on the go and there’s 50 million things to do a day. One or the other.

Are you married, do you have children?

Yes. I’ve been married for 13 years. My husband is Richard Reid. I have two children — my daughter Sheridan is 17 and my son Ian is 11.

What was the last movie you saw and the last book you read?

The last movie I saw was “Iron Man 3.” The last good book I read is called “The Madman’s Daughter” and it’s a young adult historical fantasy novel based on H.G. Wells’ Island of Dr. Moreau.

What was the best advice you were ever given?

My grandmother told me that when you work with children — and that is something I love to do — that you have to give them time to enjoy things. And that was the best advice ever because I’ve used it in every single part of my life. Sometimes we just need to take time to enjoy and take time to learn.

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