HANCOCK - Unlike most public librarians, Marilyn Pontius didn't set her cap on that profession when she was in school.
"I was a math and computer science major at the University of Colorado," Pontius said.
But after years in the computer field, Pontius and her husband, Jack Mundale, bought a farm near Hancock in 1998 and began to enjoy country life.
The next year, there was an opening at War Memorial Library in Hancock and Pontius applied for the post.
When she got the job, Pontius said she had to learn library science "from the ground up," taking courses through the State of Maryland.
When she first came into the job, the library building was along the creek. But after being flooded out more than once, the library was moved to Hancock Town Hall while the existing library building was being moved to higher ground in Widmeyer Park.