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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Cheryl, Library Associate

Programs you plan or oversee:
I oversee the Toddler and Infant Story Times as well as the Preschool Story Times. I also plan and oversee the puppet shows.

Collection areas of interest and expertise:
I love the jE section as well as the beginning readers, pop-ups and board books. I also have a great interest in non-fiction, especially the American history area.

Favorite kid’s books:
I have so many favorite kids’ books that it is hard for me to name just one. But, I think that Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Stein stand out for me. Any of the Clifford books by Norman Bridwell are also some of my favorites for the younger child. My favorite book for the older child is Under Siege: Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg by Andrea Warren.

Favorite grownup book:
Again, it is hard to pick but I would say that my favorite book for adults would be, The True Story Andersonville Journey The Civil War’s Greatest Tragedy by Edward Roberts. I enjoy non-fiction books the most.

 

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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

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