Longtime librarian puts 60 years on the books

When Carrie Ingle started working at the downtown Columbus library in March 1956, she used a manual typewriter to prepare each catalog card and meticulously glued protective jackets to new books.

Sixty years have come and gone, and the 77-year-old Ingle is still is working full time behind the scenes, still surrounded each day by brand-new books in what is now one of the busiest big-city library systems in the country.

She still deals with vendors and cataloging of new books in a cubicle plastered with photos of her great-great grandnieces and nephews. Other than some brief time off for surgery, she's called in sick only twice.

Ingle says she hasn't even begun to think about retirement.