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Mount Pleasant's Hometown Hero: Helen Thompson and Her Staff!

We would like for you to meet this week’s  Hometown Hero: Helen Thompson!

Helen is the head librarian at the Mount Pleasant Public Library. She also spent 32 years in public school classrooms and library. She loves connecting a child or adult with a great book that can change their life. “The library  is the one American institution that is absolutely free and levels the playing field for everyone,” Helen said, “If you want to learn, you can take advantage of the library. And if you want to be entertained, the library is the place to go.”

Helen loves the Mount Pleasant community because it’s home. She knows there are people she can turn to for any need and they will come through. The church community is strong and loving. In Helen’s opinion, Mount Pleasant is an all around great place to live!

In her spare time, Helen loves to read and travel. Her greatest personal accomplishment is her family. “I can’t take credit for how wonderful they are, but I am so proud of my husband, children, and grands,” she said.

Fun Fact: I began my career by teaching in Guayaquil, Ecuador, many, many years ago.

When I got this call, I asked to include our entire staff as the hometown hero, and here they are: Jeanette McCoy, Lavonne Hearron, Natalie Fox, Kim Pearson, and Lilly Weatherford. This place can run without me, but it can’t run without them. They are the real heroes!