The recently-hired branch manager of the North East library didn't need to adjust to her surroundings.
She was returning home.
Jamie McCloskey graduated from North East High School.
She was hired as a circulation supervisor at the Elkton Central Library in 2011.
The position came open when beloved North East branch manager Betsy Schroeder became ill before passing away in May.
McCloskey thought it would be an ideal fit.
"It was a good place to be back in my community," she said. "I enjoy the customer service aspect and the opportunity to serve the community."
McCloskey said she is pleased to see how closely the town and local businesses work with the library.
"I feel lucky to be able to be here," she said.
North East library staffer Matt Lowder says the library has been as popular as ever as they look forward to moving into a new building in North East Station.
"It's been a smooth transition although we really do miss Betsy," he said. "Since Jamie came from Elkton it's been painless," Lowder said. "She has jumped right in and done a good job."
The library has paid tribute to Schroeder by renaming the garden behind the library "Betsy's Garden". Schroeder came up with the idea for a garden and worked with local children to care for it.
The library shares the produce with its patrons.