Meet Me: Helen Kametas


Helen Kametas

Reference Librarian

Helen has worked in libraries for 8 years. She can usually be found at the Adult Services Desk.

“I like being in touch with community and to be able to provide people with the help and services they’re seeking,” says Helen. “I like helping people navigate Libby at the Adult Services Desk, listening to the talented creators in Writers’ Group, or talking about some of the best books I’ve read in the Vital Voices book club.”

Helen most appreciates novels that capture the spirit of a time and place like Shantaram by Greogory David Roberts, The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischwili, The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali, and What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad to name a few.

When Helen is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

“When I’m not working, I’m cheering on Lewis Hamilton and Team Mercedes on Formula 1 weekends,” said Helen. “I also like to spend time with family around a meal.”

Helen enjoys the nature that surrounds the library.

“Walking past the desks along the perimeter of the second floor is always a great escape from the day,” said Helen. “The water and wildlife just outside the windows can make you forget you’re working.”

The Orland Park Public Library serves the residents of the Village of Orland Park. The library moved into its award-winning 93,000 square foot building in September 2004.

Patrons of all ages have access to a well-rounded collection of both print and non-print materials, educational and recreational programs, computers and instructional computer classes, excellent reference service, outreach programs for seniors and home delivery patrons, and storytimes for children.