Harwood Heights library worker is there to help
Ken Fantaro used to work in computer-aided design. Now he aids patrons who come to the Eisenhower Public Library to use the computers. | Cathryn Gran~Sun-Times Media
The Eisenhower Public Library offers myriad computer services.
Among the options are:
- Reference searches of databases, such as A to Z Maps Online, Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook Online and Small Business Resource Center.
- Search tools that include Alltheweb and WhoWhere? People Finder.
- Sites of local interest that link patrons with local websites.
Address: 4613 N. Oketo Ave., Harwood Heights
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Information: Visit www.eisenhowerlibrary.org or call (708) 867-7828.
Updated: April 22, 2013 11:08AM
HARWOOD HEIGHTS — When Eisenhower Public Library patrons need assistance, many times they end up turning to Ken Fantaro.
The Norridge resident works the welcome desk in the computer area.
He took the part-time job after years in the computer-aided design and drafting industry.
“Ken is the first face you see,” said Stacy Wittmann, head of reference services at the library.
“He’s always here when he’s supposed to be,” she added. “And he relates well to our senior patrons.”
Q: Why did you pick this town?
A: My wife, Suzanne, and I bought a house here after we got married. It’s a good place to live. It’s a small community, less traffic.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in town?
Q: What got you interested in working at the library?
A: I was looking for something to do, now that I’m semi-retired, and the library is such a great place to work. It’s a new building; it’s close to home; and I like the hours. I work three days a week, and with some great people.
Q: What is your favorite holiday?
A: My wife and I really enjoy Christmas. We have a five-story Christmas village with a mayor’s house, the town center, a chorus that sings six songs. We usually put it up just before Thanksgiving.
Q: What are you reading?
A: I like to read sports books, but my wife reads about 30 books a week.