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Ep. 34 "I Just Like What I Do" | Library Stories


Mercury Rodriguez, a custodian at NYPL’s Kingsbridge Library, loves his job. Not only does he take great pride in keeping the library sparklingly clean and well-maintained, but as a fluent speaker of both English and Spanish, he is also happy to help translate for patrons and staff. Bolstered by the appreciation of the people he serves, Mercury is inspired every day to do his job better and better.

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Mercury Rodriguez

even though, we share the same last name we are not related. I happen to work at the same location and it really is a pleasure to work with him. Respectful and always willing to help. Congratulations to Mercury we so proud of you and appreciate keeping our place so neat.



Mercury is more than just our

Mercury is more than just our custodian. He's a valuable team member with great knowledge in what he does. He takes pride in his job and it shows. Our patrons comment on how beautiful and clean the branch is. They know Mercury and appreciate him keeping their community library a welcoming space. Thank you for always going above and beyond. mgb



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