Your Library Podcast S4E4- Staff spotlight: Sunny Sickel

In this final episode of Season 4 of Your Library Podcast, we meet staff member Sunny Sickel, a Taiwanese immigrant who has worked at St. Louis Public Library since 2002. We also learn about the Library’s new Storybook Walks, and we talk to Patsy Roach, a customer who attended Creative Experience’s podcasting workshop and then started her own. 

The Library just launched its first Storybook Walk at Ruth Porter Mall Park. Manager of Youth Services Joe Monahan tells us about the initiative to bring stories to the community in parks across St. Louis. Additionally, we hear local author, Mon Trice read her book Cannon’s Crash Course, which was on view in May. 

Patsy Roach’s tagline is “super secretary by day, passionate blogger--and now podcaster-- by night.” She’s also a library customer, and she attended Creative Experience’s podcasting seminar last fall and just launched a new podcast. We talk with Patsy about her blog, Online Dating with Patsy,  and hear excerpts of the podcast, which has the same name. 

Finally, we are pleased to bring you another staff profile. Sunny Sickel says the Library is like a living room for the community. She tells us about the significance the Library had to her as a new immigrant twenty years ago and how, as a staff person, she has worked with customers from all over the world. 

Your Library Podcast is a periodic audio program that takes you behind the scenes of St. Louis Public Library and features resources, events, and people from throughout the library system.  It is produced and hosted by Honna Veerkamp and Mary Meyer. Your Library Podcast theme song is by Garry Moore. Listen or subscribe for free at Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify, and TuneIn. To view a transcript of this episode of Your Library Podcast, click here. For more information contact us at