What is the mayor of Doylestown reading?
The Doylestown Bookshop recently introduced its community guest staff picks section, which features a local community member’s reading suggestions.
This month, picks by Doylestown Borough Mayor Libby White are featured.
White’s book picks include:
- Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
- Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
- Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara
According to her bio, Mayor White and her husband Lou have lived in Doylestown since 1964. She is a graduate of West Chester University with a degree in Music Education. She taught elementary school vocal music in Harford County, Maryland, for five years.
In 1979 she received her masters in Counseling Education from Lehigh University, and was a school counselor in the Souderton Area School District from 1979 to 1985. She became involved in local politics in 2000 and was elected mayor in 2005. She was reelected in 2009.