Youth Services Staff

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Amanda, Youth Collections Librarian

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
I love it all! Especially Fiction, Non-fiction and books on cds.

Favorite kid’s book:
Hoboken Chicken Emergency

Favorite grownup book:
Game of Thrones Series

Favorite book on cd:
Bunnicula (narrated by Victor Garber-it’s hilarious!)

 

 

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Trevor, Library Assistant

Programs you plan or oversee:
Neighbors Read, Dog Ears, LEGO ZONE

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction (especially Biographies) Picture Books, Movies

Favorite kid’s book:
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Favorite grownup book:
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

 

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Diana, Youth Services Librarian

Programs you plan or oversee:
Kids Club

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
Picture books & chapter books (love pop up books)

Favorite kid’s books:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Favorite grownup books:
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, Animal Farm by George Orwell

 

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Gail, Head of Youth Services

Programs you plan or oversee:
Junior Scientist Academy, Little Artist Cafe, online reading programs, and I oversee several others.

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
I try to stay up to speed with authors and publishers that create for all youth audiences.  In particular, though, I enjoy historical fiction.

Favorite kid’s books:
Go Dog Go by PD Eastman, Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner, and anything by Peter Brown, Kate DiCamillo, and Janet Stevens.

Favorite grownup books:  
One of my favorites lately is actually a teen book:  Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez about the school explosion in the 1937 in New London, Texas.

 

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Melissa, Library Assistant

Programs you plan or oversee:
Story Time en Español

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
I love all picture books and any book in Spanish.

Favorite kid’s books:
There are so many kid’s books that I would consider my favorite. I really like all Junie B. Jones books and Goosebumps books. Apart from that, I also like the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series. The picture books that I like are all the Amelia Bedelia, Arthur, and the Berenstain Bears, but my all time favorite picture book is The Little Match Girl.

Favorite grownup books:
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, and Beautiful Disasters by Jamie McGuire.

 

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Sam, Youth Services Coordinator

Programs you plan or oversee:
Friday Story Time

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
I especially enjoy picture books and chapter books. I also waste spend a lot of time playing video games.

Favorite kid’s books:
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Favorite grownup books:
For poetry, non-fiction, and fiction respectively: The Unknown University by Roberto Bolaño, Presence and Absence by Robert Sokolowski, and Amerika by Franz Kafka

 

Sandra Currier, Library Assistant

Programs you plan or oversee:
Story Time, STARS, Puppet Show

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
Picture books!

Favorite kid’s books:
The Dance of the Violin by Kathy Stinson.

Favorite grownup books:
Harry Potter series. 

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