Meet your Librarians

Meet Ginny Golden, Senior Community Library Manager at the Pittsburg and Bay Point Libraries

Ginny GoldenGinny Golden is the senior community library manager at the Pittsburg and Bay Point libraries. She has been with the Contra Costa County Library since 2010 and thinks libraries are magical places.

“Many people picture us sitting behind a desk stamping dusty books. Few know that while we are the caretakers of the books, we also can provide opportunities that are beyond their grasp,” she says. “Over the last few years we’ve brought NASA scientists preparing to go to Mars, a young Maasai woman from Kenya, scientists, magicians, cultural dancers, animal ambassadors and many award-winning authors and illustrators. Whatever you can imagine, a librarian can make it happen.”

Ginny loves being a librarian and has no plans to change careers anytime soon, but she does love animals and secretly wishes she could be a zookeeper and work with orphaned orangutans or own a giraffe.

In her spare time, she loves to read, spend time with family and root for her favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ginny received her bachelor’s degree from Chico State and her master’s in library information science from San Jose State.