The Real Librarians of Chelmsford

What is the best way to get to know a librarian?  By getting them to dish about books, of course!  Each month, we will introduce you to one of the librarians of Chelmsford Public Library.  This month, we talked to Danny Lykansion, Head of Reference.

Danny started at the Chelmsford Public Library in March of 2016. His very first job was as a library page, which he started two days after his fifteenth birthday. So, it is no surprise that he eventually settled on libraries as a career! Outside of the library, Danny enjoys writing in his spare time. His pursuit of all things nerd is extraordinary, especially games.



We asked Danny…

What was your first library?

Portsmouth Public Library in Portsmouth, NH. Back then, they were in an older building on Islington St. I also worked there as a page through high school.

What is on your nightstand right now?

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

What book do you love to suggest to patrons?

Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

What are your three “desert island books”?

Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

What is your favorite place to read?

On my couch with my hound curled up next to me.

What book should be adapted into a movie, but hasn’t been yet?

Uh…none of them. Make your own stories, film people!

What book would you most like to read again for the first time?

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Last book that made you laugh or cry (or both!)?

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsin Muir.

Why do you love being a librarian?

I love when a really interesting oddball question comes in and gives me the chance to learn something new. Like how to identify a meteorite!